On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order to open up U.S. energy resources by removing a ban on off-shore drilling in several key locations. Then, on Saturday, Washington D.C. watched another environmental/climate protest take over the city.
With the environment in the news this week, to say it’s a “hot” button issue is an understatement.
But how do you come out on top in your interviews? Or have an intelligent conversation with someone who believes your science isn’t the same as their science?
Good thing it’s Tuesday, B² day.
Here’s this week’s likely media question and the B² (block and bridge) that sets the narrative straight:
Q: “Do you think Trump’s Executive Order to allow for more drilling will hurt the environment?”
B²: “Not at all. In fact, it would be both environmentally and economically irresponsible to fail to steward all the resources we have here in the U.S. <Insert talking point>.”
The talking point you pivot to can highlight job creation, economic growth, national security—relying on hostile governments for energy, as well as the environment. Wherever you take the conversation next, emphasize that an all-of-the-above energy strategy will help us better steward our environment for this and future generations.