On energy ‘very excited’ about working with Obama

By Drew Angerer, AP 

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., says he told President Obama he wants to work with him on climate change but can’t support a carbon tax.

So how did that meeting between Republican Sen. Scott Brown and President Obama go?

 The Massachusetts senator, who won a special election shocker earlier this year to grab the seat held for nearly five decades by Democratic icon Ted Kennedy, told reporters who caught up with him on Capitol Hill afterward that the discussion did center on climate change. Brown ix-nayed one of the ideas that the president has been pushing hardest: a tax on carbon pollution.

“I told him I am not in favor of a national energy tax,” said Brown.

Even so, Brown said he told Obama that he’s “very excited about working with him” on plans to move the nation to alternative forms of energy. “People want to conserve; they want to get off the dependence on foreign oil,” he said.  Continue…


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