Romney on Friday reiterated his pledge to end all U.S. government air pollution, a pledge that has been the subject of fierce debate in the past.
Speaking in South Carolina, Romney said he is “going to do everything in my power to clean up the atmosphere,” and that the job of the Environmental Protection Agency is to “clean up all the air in the United States.”
He also said that he has already been working to “remove the pollutants that are destroying our economy.”
While the Romney campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment, the former Massachusetts governor has been criticized for his ties to the fossil fuel industry, which has been under fire from some in the media and some Democrats.
The president is set to meet with industry leaders on Friday to discuss how the United Kingdom can implement its new emissions trading scheme.