Corbett targeted by billionaire environmentalist

Written by The Associated Press | May 22, 2014 12:30 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett's campaign is calling plans by an environmentalist billionaire to spend money to defeat the Republican in this year's election a case of one super-wealthy, well-connected political insider supporting another.

Corbett's campaign manager, Mike Barley, took the opportunity to criticize Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.

The super PAC founded by Tom Steyer plans to raise $100 million to make global warming a major campaign issue and attack Republicans, including Corbett, running for U.S. Senate or governor in seven states.

Corbett's campaign says he understands climate change is happening and that scientific literature points to a human role in it. But Corbett maintains there is scientific debate over the immediate impact of climate change on human health and the environment.

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