Sunday, March 17, 2019
Here are Ruth’s reflections on her conversation with Delaney: “He dismissed The Green New Deal out of hand when it was brought up. He wants to invest in research for machines to pull carbon out of the air. When I said that regenerative agriculture does that already he was completely dismissive. He also thinks that making carbon use more expensive will induce companies to invest in alternative energy solutions. Historically monetary incentives have not induced companies to change their infrastructure.”
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Hacienda Vieja, Grimes
Ed Fallon, Samantha Kuhn
John Delaney came to a meet-and-greet with Grimes Area Democrats. When asked by Ed if he would make climate change is top priority, Delaney said that Americans are facing lots of issues, which seemed to be dismissive of the urgency of the climate crisis. But then he said that we’re running out of time on climate change and that it’s a problem that demands immediate attention. He listed a handful of specific actions he’d take.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Sid Barfoot, Samantha Kuhn
Samantha and Sid have been tenacious at attending multiple candidate events and asking climate questions. (John Delaney even greets Sam by name!) In Grinnell today, Sid asked about the Green New Deal and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Her question and Delaney’s response can be heard at the 10:30 mark.