Al Gore Quotes

As soon as cap and trade was presented as a bipartisan compromise, many conservatives who originally supported the idea, turned against it ... Thus have fossil fuel companies and their ideological allies paralyzed the policymaking process both at the global level and in the United States.

 
Context
Cap and trade is a free market idea which appealed to many economic conservatives because it used the marketplace and not the government to reach a desirable objective. However when the idea had been accepted by Democrats and looked like it might pass, the oil, gas, and coal companies a geared up their formidable lobbying machinery to pressure the conservatives to oppose cap and trade.
Al Gore
Al Gore
  • Born: March 31, 1948
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Vice President

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in 1992, and the pair was re-elected in 1996. Near the end of Clinton's second term, Gore was selected as the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election but lost the election in a very close race after a Florida recount. After his term as vice-president ended in 2001, Gore remained prominent as an author and environmental activist, whose work in climate change activism earned him (jointly with the IPCC) the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.