Activist vs. Lawmaker: Different Approaches to Climate

Activist vs. Lawmaker: Different Approaches to Climate

SEEKONK, Mass. — It wasn’t intended to be a debate, but Greg Gerritt, Rhode Island's unofficial grassroots environmental leader, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Washington’s leading climate hawk, spoke back to back at a recent sustainability summit. Their dissimilar views underscore the divide in the environmental movement: a top-down, policy-driven approach vs. a populist reshaping of economics and equality.

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