Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said during Wednesday night’s debate that her running mate Joe Biden “has been very clear” about not ending fracking if elected president — but past remarks from both of them indicate that their positions on the issue have been inconsistent.
Harris herself, for instance, publicly supported a fracking ban when she was seeking her party’s presidential nomination. During a CNN town hall event, Harris emphatically opposed fracking.
“I’m in favor of banning fracking.” – Kamala Harris on video. pic.twitter.com/698djLevUw
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 8, 2020
“There’s no question I’m in favor of banning fracking,” Harris said, explaining that if elected she would first push for addressing the practice on public land, and then support legislation that would do more. . .
As for Biden, he has muddied his position on fracking in the past. During a July 2019 debate, CNN’s Dana Bash asked him, “Just to clarify, would there be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?
Biden’s response: “No, we would — we would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those, either — any fossil fuel.” (Read more from “Harris’ Past Comments on Key Issue Come Back to Haunt Her After Debate” HERE)