Elizabeth Warren Targets Light Bulbs, Straws & Cheeseburgers In Her Climate Change Pitch

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On Wednesday, CNN hosted a climate change town hall, where 2020 candidates got a chance to address environmental issues with Democrats and Independents.

While getting a turn to speak, Senator Elizabeth Warren focused on whether the U.S. government should have a say on which light bulbs Americans are allowed to use.

Warren initially appeared to think such a question was ridiculous but said “there are a lot of ways that we try to change our energy consumption and our pollution.”

“Some of it is with light bulbs, some of it is on straws, some of it — dang — is on cheeseburgers, right?” she continued.

Warren went on to say she will help in whatever way she can to cut down on energy pollution, but warned the audience, “This is exactly what the fossil fuel industry hopes we’re all talking about.”

“They want to be able to stir up a lot of controversy around the light bulbs, around the straws and around the cheeseburgers,” Warren declared. “When seventy percent of the pollution — of the carbon we are throwing into the air — comes from three industries. And we can set our targets and say by 2028, 2030 and 2035 ‘No more!’ Think about that!” Video Below



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In ending, here is Warren’s full 9+ minute clip of her addressing climate change at CNN’s town hall.