At a New Hampshire campaign event, Romney said, “we may have made a mistake,” referring to the America's intent to regulating carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act.
The former governor, who was in favor of carbon regulation before he was against it, also went so far to say that carbon emissions from smokestacks, cars, trucks and other industrial process don’t pose a threat to the health of Americans. “We have made a mistake is what I believe, in saying that the EPA should regulate carbon emissions. I don’t think that was the intent of the original legislation, and I don’t think carbon is a pollutant in the sense of harming our bodies,” said Romney.
Romney’s comments contradict what the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded, as well as the Supreme Court in Massachusetts v. EPA.
In another twist of Romney’s words, he said this, at the exact same campaign event: "I do believe in making sure that we reduce the pollutants that harm our health." To see a video of Romney’s exchange in New Hampshire take a look below.