Bloomberg Law
Aug. 14, 2020, 10:00 AM

Kamala Harris Came Out of California With Caution on Climate

Leslie Kaufman
Leslie Kaufman
Bloomberg News

An unlikely consensus developed soon after Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. President Donald Trump and his petroleum-industry allies fell into near perfect agreement with climate activists and environmental groups on one thing: Harris is an aggressive crusader against fossil fuels.

While that position might be useful for riling political bases on both sides, a review of evidence from her career as a prosecutor and legislator indicates that Harris appears more moderate than either side admits. And her record shows that her motivation has been driven more by climate justice than climate change.

“I don’t think ...

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