Combating climate change a ‘smart economic approach’: Clinton

November 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton on Monday accepted the endorsement of the environmental group the League of Conservation Voters in the 2016 presidential election, emphasizing her plan to fight climate change in the future in a way that supports the U.S. economy.

“There is no doubt in my mind that the issues wrapped up in the challenge of climate change are ones that will have great consequences,” Clinton, who is vying for the Democratic nomination in the November 2016 contest, said at a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Clinton called combating climate change not only the right thing to do, but potentially “a very smart economic approach as well.”

The former secretary of state also called for the country to move away from coal, but to support coal miners and their families during the transition to cleaner forms of energy.

“I think we have to use every tool we have. There is no plan B,” Clinton said. “This is it.”

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in front of the state house after filing her declaration of candidacy to appear on the New Hampshire primary election ballot in Concord, New Hampshire November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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