Bernie on How His Climate Policies Will Affect Working Class: Some Americans ‘Will Be Hurt’

Posted on September 20, 2019 8:17 am

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders admitted Thursday that some of his environmental policies will likely hurt working class Americans.

There will be some pain, the Vermont senator said during the first day of MSNBC’s two-day climate change forum. Sanders, who’s running neck and neck with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic primary, was referring to the effect his proposed fracking ban would have on fossil fuel jobs.

“I’m not going to say Chris, you know if you want to press the point, that there aren’t people who will be hurt. I got that. And it doesn’t make me