Environmental Law and Policy Center's Learner discusses Midwest's role in climate debate
With the Midwest accounting for nearly 20 percent of the United States' carbon emissions, Midwestern states have a lot at stake in the climate debate. During today's OnPoint, Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, discusses the critical role the Midwest is playing in the Senate's climate discussions. He explains how the Senate can overcome some of the key hurdles involving Midwestern states. Learner, a former adviser to the Obama campaign, also gives his take on the administration's handling of energy and environment issues.