Ohio Gov. John Kasich was given a chance to respond to the climate question posed of Sen. Marco Rubio in the GOP debate.

“I do believe we contribute to climate change, but I don’t think it has to be either you are for some environmental stringent rules or you aren’t going to have any jobs. The fact is you can have both.”

“In our state, we have reduced emissions by 30 percent,” Kasich continued. “We want all the sources of energy. We want to dig coal, but we want to clean it when we burn it. We believe in natural gas. We believe in nuclear power. And you know what else I believe in? I happen to believe in solar energy, wind energy, efficiency. Renewables matter.”

“You can have a strong environmental policy at the same time that you have strong economic growth,” Kasich said in conclusion. “They are not inconsistent with one another.”