Climate and energy get no love on day one of Democratic convention
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was a lot of energy at the Democratic convention Tuesday night — just not the kind you can power a house or a car with.
Michelle Obama, Julián Castro, Deval Patrick, and other headliners on the convention’s opening night had the audience and the pundits swooning. But none of the major speakers made even a passing reference to climate change or other green issues. The one prime-time speaker who mentioned environmental protection was Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a one-time Republican gone rogue.
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