Udall, Gardner Clash On Energy In 2nd Debate

October 6, 2014 10:45 PM

Udall, Gardner Clash On Energy In 2nd Debate
" DENVER (AP) – Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on Monday defended his support for a carbon tax, lashing back at criticism from his opponent who says plans to slash carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants raises energy costs for homeowners.

In the second debate between Udall and Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, Udall took a more aggressive stance than he has in the past, saying the changes by the Environmental Protection Agency are an opportunity for green energy companies.

“We are ready for the EPA regulations. Carbon pollution is real,” Udall said. “Climate science … is showing us that we have to act.”

Udall made pointed jabs at Gardner on climate change, saying that Gardner “doesn’t think climate change is occurring.”

Gardner said he believed man-made pollution contributes to climate change. But he opposed a carbon tax.

“What I am not willing to do is to destroy the economy for policies to address that,” Gardner said.

Gardner asked Udall to say what price should be put on carbon.

“We’ve shown that we can put a price on pollution,” Udall answered without giving a price.

The two also clashed on the new health care law "

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