Letter: Where is Brown on climate change?
Re Scott Brown exploring entry into U.S. Senate race for New Hampshire” (Monitor front page, March 15):
As a supporter of Scott Brown during his January 2010 race for the U.S. Senate, I take no position on his decision to switch states; however, I do wonder if he will once again switch his position on climate change.
As a state legislator in Massachusetts, Brown supported aggressive action on climate; however, during that 2010 race, he seemed to cast doubt upon climate science and the need to reduce emissions. In 2011, he was caught on video thanking billionaire climate-change denier David Koch for a previous campaign donation. During his 2012 re-election effort, his opponent, Elizabeth Warren, effectively pointed out that if Republicans regained control of the Senate, party leaders might try to block efforts to address emissions.
However, the political climate is different for Brown this time around. According to a 2013 survey by Stanford University, 90 percent of New Hampshire residents support efforts to reduce emissions from power plants. One of Brown’s Republican primary opponents, Jim Rubens, has advocated a market-based carbon-reduction policy. I look forward to hearing Brown’s current views on the state of the science, and what we must do to reduce emissions.
DEVONE R. TUCKER