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Casey, Mooney Talk Business Policy at Forum

Casey, Mooney

  Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney say the global warming debate is better left to scientists.

During Thursday’s West Virginia Business & Industry Council forum at the Charleston Civic Center, they added that other countries should step up in reducing carbon emissions.

It marked the first forum featuring both party candidates in this fall’s 2nd Congressional District election.

Global warming and opposition to carbon emission limits for coal-fired power plants were two of several areas of agreement. Both candidates also want to defund parts of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Casey is the former West Virginia Democratic Party chairman. In Maryland, Mooney served as state Republican Party chairman and as a state senator.

Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito is vacating the seat to run for U.S. Senate.