In a Rolling Stone interview with magazine founder and media bigwig Jann Wenner, John Kerry says that global warming would be his No. 1 environmental priority. Asked whether he agrees with Al Gore that the time of the internal-combustion engine is ending, Kerry, ever the audacious fella, says, “I wouldn’t make that kind of a bold pronouncement.”
Much as Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) does in Grist’s interview with her, Kerry endeavors to sell his environmental plan as a jobs plan.
I want American workers working; I want American cars made in America; I want American cars to be able to be sold anywhere in the world. I want to lead the world in these technologies. So I want these companies part of the solution — not the problem. I think we can get there — I really believe that.
Kerry disputes that environmental issues have disappeared from the presidential campaign and says he talks about the environment and energy independence in every stump speech.
In all, Wenner asks the candidate eight or nine questions on the environment. Kerry hasn’t been quoted as much on the environment since, well, Grist’s exclusive environment-only interview with him …