Wisconsin's Governor is predicting a fundamental change in the debate over global climate change.
Governor Jim Doyle says there are still people who deny the evidence of global warming. However, he's expecting it to be a big issue in the presidential race. Doyle believes candidates from both parties will acknowledge it is a real concern, and the debate will be about where the nation needs to go from here.
The Governor says Wisconsin is already well positioned to take part in that debate. Efforts to increase the use of renewable energy, protect the great lakes, and reduce pollution are among many important areas Doyle says Wisconsin is leading the way.
Doyle addressed the Nelson Institute's Earth Day Conference in Madison on Wednesday, where he told environmental, government, and business leaders that Wisconsin will continue its push to be a clean energy leader. He says Wisconsin has already done a great deal, but there is more to do because energy is one of the greatest challenges currently facing the nation.