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Clinton, Trump pose stark choice on climate

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>> Forget all of the turmoil and the drama of the 2016 race and imagine America voting based on energy policy alone. In that parallel universe, voters will now be gearing up for a once in a lifetime choice on climate change. Reporter Valerie Volcovici says, that's how far apart Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are on that issue.
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>> Trump's energy and climate agenda, and Hillary Clinton's couldn't be more different.>> The EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, is killing these energy companies.>> What Donald Trump is outlining, is a complete relaxation of every environmental regulation
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at has been proposed so far, particularly over the last 8 years, under the Obama administration.
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>> He has called climate change a hoax and vowed to withdraw the US from a climate change pact with 194 other countries, reached in Paris last year.>> He thinks that by relaxing regulations, that will create jobs in the energy sector.>> Unleash job producing American energy.>> Many people think that's just unrealistic.
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The boom in fracking has led to huge gains in energy production, the problem is, it's also driven prices down. And as a consequence, it's put some workers out of work temporarily, so relaxing regulations won't necessarily lead to more jobs.>> Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has tied fighting climate change to an ambitious infrastructure plan critics have called unrealistic.
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>> I think we can deploy a half a billion more solar panels within the first four years and enough clean energy to power every home by the end of ten years.>> She is focused on a aggressive move towards renewable energy, and I think experts are split about whether it's feasible.
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Whether her goal to reach half a billion solar panels, getting them installed across the country, is realistic.>> We've got to remain energy independent it->> Clinton continues to say that natural gas will continue to be a part of the energy mix. And I think some of her supporters in the environmental movement, if she's elected, will really call on her to move away from fossil fuels much more aggressively.
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>> So while energy may have being pushed down the priority list, chances are, it will rise again to the top, no matter who is sitting in the Oval Office next year.
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