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State Rep to Pawlenty: Remember when you were green?, Part II

Posted by: under Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota legislature, National campaigns, Democrats, Republicans Updated: March 2, 2011 - 9:48 PM

Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, isn't giving up on the Gov. Tim Pawlenty he knew a few years ago.

That Pawlenty said "global warming definitely exists," spoke of the nation being held "hostage to an outdated energy policy," and a demand to "Cap greenhouse gas pollution, now."

The Pawlenty now eyeing the White House, and climate change skeptics among Republican activists, is singing a different tune, but Atkins, a Democrat and long Pawlenty adversary, hasn't forgotten the old song.

He put together a video titled: "Tim Pawlenty: Courage to Stand for Renewable Energy" to bring with him to a hearing on rescinding the environmental law Pawlenty signed in 2007.

Here's the video from DFL House media:


And here's the release Atkins put out:


FW NEWS RELEASE Pawlenty weighs in on emissions reduction repeal during hearing (via web video)


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