Rep. John Curtis on the conservative approach to climate change

Written by Defending Ideas

September 12, 2023

Debates about climate change, energy policy and the environment can feel very polarizing. These discussions often pit right and left against one another, while also suggesting fossil fuels and free enterprise are at odds with environmental stewardship.

Our guest this episode is Rep. John Curtis, who represents Utah’s 3rd Congressional District and has also headed the efforts of the Conservative Climate Caucus. The discussion touches on his message that fossil fuels are actually an important part of the solution to climate change, and that energy can be affordable, reliable and clean if we leverage free enterprise rather than push against it.

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