Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor
The Democratic National Committee?s decision not to hold a climate debate upset environmentalists and has some wondering if it was an effort to help former Vice President Joe Biden?s candidacy.
Democrats in favor of such a debate criticized the DNC for going against the wishes of primary voters. Republicans, on the other hand, wondered if the DNC is trying to protect Joe Biden?s status as the front runner of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
?It is designed specifically to protect Vice President Biden from being exposed either on his right or his left,? Mike McKenna, a Republican strategist, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
McKenna said voters would likely be turned off by a discussion of banning essential fuels, like oil and coal, getting rid of millions of jobs and raising energy prices ?Democratic climate plans range in cost from…
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