18 Jan '12, 3pm

Bill Richardson says it's time for an "Arab Spring for the Environment"

Bill Richardson says it's time for an "Arab Spring for the Environment"

Mike Disharoon via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Bill Richardson has long been one of the nation's most powerful champions of clean energy: As governor of New Mexico, he pioneered strong renewable power standards, signed the Kyoto Protocol, and incentivized investment in alternative energy. As a presidential candidate in 2007, he called for nothing short of an energy revolution, and campaigned behind the most ambitious renewable energy policy platform ever put forward by a national politician. So I was hardly surprised to hear Richardson call for an "Arab Spring" for the environment today, urging younger generations to take to social media to push back against the fossil fuel industry and fight for cleaner energy. This morning, I sat down with Richardson, who also served as U.S. Energy Secretary under Bill Clinton, to discuss energy, politics, and environmentalism, along with a couple...

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