Huckabee released the following statement today on his PAC website.
"In a recent internet post, a contributor makes the claim that I supported cap-and-trade in late 2007 while running for President.Sorry, Mike. The video doesn't lie.
To put it simply, that's just not true.
If companies chose to participate voluntarily as part of their corporate policy, then fine. But I was clear that we could not force U.S. businesses to do what their Chinese counterparts refused to - and doing so would have been a serious job killer.
I understand this issue well, and I realize the potential damage that would occur if it passes because I was the chair of the 37 state-member Oil and Gas Compact Commission for 2 years. In fact, I led the state or Arkansas through the process of developing the Fayetteville Shale play of natural gas.
This kind of mandatory energy policy would have a horrible impact on this nation's job market. I never did support and never would support it - period."
From an October 13, 2007 speech at the Clean Air Cool Planet conference in Manchester, NH (If you want to skip to the money quote, fast forward to 2:08):
"I also support cap and trade of carbon emissions. And I was disappointed that the Senate rejected a carbon counting system to measure the sources of emissions, because that would have been the first and the most important step toward implementing true cap and trade."More HERE from Bloomberg.
H/T Slate.com and Zeke
Update: Allahpundit from Hot Air also has a post on this.
Update: Real Clear Politics is also holding Huck's feet to the fire.