This release just went out from the Romney press shop (the most active press shop of the pre-2008 campaign season):
GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY ON
THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATE
Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on the current environmental debate:
“Governor Mark Sanford is right. Unfortunately, some in the Republican Party are embracing the radical environmental ideas of the liberal left. As governor, I found that thoughtful environmentalism need not be anti-growth and anti-jobs. But Kyoto-style sweeping mandates, imposed unilaterally in the United States, would kill jobs, depress growth and shift manufacturing to the dirtiest developing nations.
“Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore. Instead of sweeping mandates, we must use America’s power of innovation to develop alternative sources of energy and new technologies that use energy more efficiently.”