Update: Mitt Romney dropped out of the presidential race on Feb. 7, 2008.


Key PointsRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney isn’t convinced humans are a big contributor to climate change, but he supports efforts that would cut greenhouse-gas emissions while pushing America toward energy independence. As governor of Massachusetts from January 2003 to January 2007, he got off to a promising start on a green issues, but then repeatedly angered the state’s environmental community [PDF].

Video & Audio

Watch Romney talk about energy independence and climate change on CNBC on Feb. 8, 2007:

Watch Romney answer a question about mandatory caps on carbon emissions at a town hall meeting in Iowa on May 31, 2007: