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President Obama calling for more regulations to help combat climate change but members of his own party aren't buying it some of them anyway.
We talked to democratic senator Joseph Manchin of West Virginia earlier this week much.
-- should not have to be sitting here as a US senator fighting my own president and finding my own government that's ridiculous I wanna work with them I've reached out I will continue to reach out.
But I need -- partner here.
I don't need an adversary I need a partner in an -- So where.
Is his partner joining us now is Republican congresswoman Shelley Moore capital West Virginia and democratic congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.
Thank you congressman very much for joining us thank you congressman.
-- -- -- -- You just you just saw senator mansion it seems like he he fits into the category the president described as the Flat Earth Society.
Is she is he part of -- -- -- thirtieth think by the president's definition.
No and I think that senator Manson perhaps -- hasn't had enough opportunity to talk to President Obama and I.
And the admitted the -- universities in the station.
About the importance of focusing on his all of the above energy strategy and and we would certainly needs.
To recognize that we have it was fossil fuels we need to make sure that we are striking the right balance between the fossil fuels that we happen.
-- -- that they aren't so you know adding to our carbon footprint making sure that they're not.
Continuing to to harm.
Sea level rise you know I mean Tucker we've had.
At nine inches of sea level rise since the 1920s.
And knew what that means is that.
Communities like mine in South Florida and coastal communities all across the country.
Are facing dangerous sea level rise with what ultimately will will -- homes to be underwater and in just a few short years and so it does strike a balance between investing in renewable alternative energy might as well as our fossil fuel.
So so it comes from Deborah what what kind of effect on your stayed on West Virginia would this plan have if enacted.
This plan would would deal an unrecoverable blow to the state of West Virginia.
The president's picking winners and losers here and I've implored the administration to look act.
What the intense.
His administration is on the jobs and economy the region.
I -- West Virginia would would lose significantly.
And he says all of the of Bob but then he goes out on Tuesday and puts forth -- policy that basically disenfranchises.
My entire state.
And I'm very concerned about this and I think that we're gonna fight to keep these West Virginia jobs keep the economy of West Virginia not even to mention.
The rise in a cop and electrical and power prices for our most vulnerable populations are elderly and others.
-- that a bear the brunt of this expensive and really wrong headed policy.
So congress woman what was whistles there's no scientific consensus.
On the fact that the president's plan would.
Would halt global warming on how and why is that -- there isn't there there's no consensus on that's a wise the president pretending otherwise.
That what the president is doing and say is saying one.
That we need to recognize.
That fossil fuels are a finite source and you know selling more capital and I have an an incredibly special relationship with the rest of apartment are politically by saying that.
But and I -- I have tremendous respect for her we worked together on lots of issues but.
And we have to recognize there are.
With we've heard for years that that that -- community representatives.
Talk about the importance of clean coal technology and that that that that is possible and that we need to make those investments.
You can't on the one hand say.
That we can have clean coal get the on the other hand but we're trying to -- -- that we can get to that point that it's gonna devastate the industry and eliminate jobs.
Within that week and will create millions of jobs.
With the president's investment in alternative renewable energy while also recognizing that we have to reduce the carbon footprints that it's harming our environments.
And quite frankly.
Not just threatening jobs but threatening entire communities I will eventually represent Orlando if we don't do something about making sure that we can.
Reduce global warming and climate change Tucker -- -- had the ten warmest years in human recorded history since 1998.
And that's causing things like cigarettes on sandy -- coastal flooding.
Heat waves and you know that those are very serious issues that need to be addressed -- that lets me know what it's -- billions of dollars right.
The question is whether we know what we can do about it the answer is of course we certainly do know what we can we have we don't know -- congress on capitol.
Most called the world's burned -- in the developing world like China and India is sort of unilateral disarmament it ended here and allow it there.
-- -- -- are up we have exported not only to China India where exporting to Europe now.
Germany is -- West Virginia coal I mean I think the problem here is coal provides over 30% of the -- energy load in this country.
Renewables cannot get us there.
Further investigation and research into clean coal and and a better way to burn it absolutely we need to go this direction.
But I would invite my friend daddy to come to West Virginia and have her.
Learn about the economic effects of this policy to communities all across the state -- West Virginia was this is not just a you know we're gonna harm a few people this is an entire region of our country we have 94% of power generation our state is by the is is -- all socially on the -- Guys seemingly easy disagree on this subject you are united.
In softball did tell us about the tell us about your efforts to increase breast cancer awareness -- softball.
What already is a breast.
Cancer survivor and she started this five years ago and this is where we get together as Republicans and Democrats.
Members of congress women members and we try to beat the press the common enemy and it.
And so I'll let daddy talk about her dedication that was me at third base right there -- -- -- -- We had a great game on Wednesday night.
We added that it Sally is as my co captain we we call her rocket arm.
Because she's a phenomenal athlete and also an incredible teammate.
But what we do as we focus on raising money raising awareness and raising funds for the Young Survival Coalition I was diagnosed -- breast cancer when I was 41 years old.
And -- you know fortunately caught my breast cancer early.
But too many young women don't realize that they can and do get breast cancer and so many health care providers don't realize -- and dismiss young women when they come in with a problem.
So we'll -- 125000 dollars the other night wow the young survival so listen up our best Starbucks best here addresses.
And that the women members played together the baseball team.
Are Republicans vs the Democrats but women are collegial we will we worked together and our team has bipartisan and bicameral and friendlier proud of the effort well being -- we support that they can look very much for joining us thank you thank you -- --
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