As gov., Romney flip-flopped on addressing climate change

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Flip-flopping isn’t a new accusation on the campaign trail, but Mitt the governor started switching positions years before he was ever running.

That’s the upshot of a new look back at the tenure of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts from 2003-2007.

And environmentally, Gov. Romney flopped like a fish. He helped create an environmental action plan to combat climate change in 2004, but by the end of 2005 he had completely lost an interest in leading the nation on attacking climate change.

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