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Monday, February 4, 2008

News: Where do the Presidential candidates stand on the environment?

AlterNet, an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of dozens of other independent media sources, has put together a great article highlighting where the Presidential candidates stand on the environment. AlterNet's aim is to inspire citizen action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and health care issues.
Which candidates support nuclear and coal? Who's fighting climate change and supports renewables? Here's the scoop. If you're not sure where presidential contenders, Democratic or Republican, stand on environmental issues -- it's not surprising. There has been little discussion in the debates. According to the Natural Resources Defense Action Fund, you're more likely to know what a candidate thinks of UFOs than their position on what we should do about global warming. On Tim Russert's Meet the Press there have been 827 questions to candidates and zero mentioned global warming. Same for George Stephanopoulus on ABC's This Week and Bob Schiefffer on CBS's Face the Nation. CNN's Wolf Blitzer had two questions out of 402 and Chris Wallace on Fox also had two out of 563. Despite mainstream media's coverage, where candidates stand on global warming and our energy future should be a pressing concern for voters. And there are differences between the candidates. What are the main issues? Read more and find out!

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