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Campaign 2008

Policy directors for top White House contenders discuss climate change, energy policy

With all the focus being paid to climate change internationally, on Capitol Hill and throughout the United States, the issue will likely play a major role in the 2008 presidential elections. During today's E&ETV Event Coverage of a recent Brookings Institution panel discussion, policy directors for four major candidates discuss climate change and energy policy. Panelists include, James Kvaal of John Edwards for America, Denis McDonough of Obama for America, John Raidt of McCain 2008 and Todd Stern of the Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee. They discuss the candidates’ goals for climate and energy, whether nuclear and coal to liquids will play a part in future energy policy and whether or not the United States should wait for an international agreement on climate policy.