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Here’s how our top four presidential candidates propose to address climate change.
Hillary Clinton – Democratic Party
I won’t let anyone take us backward, deny our economy the benefits of harnessing a clean energy future, or force our children to endure the catastrophe that would result from unchecked climate change.
~ Hillary Clinton, November 29, 2015
On day one, Hillary Clinton will set bold, national goals that will be achieved within 10 years of taking office. Learn more at https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/climate/
Jill Stein – Green Party
A Green New Deal: Create millions of jobs by transitioning to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030, and investing in public transit, sustainable agriculture, and conservation.
Protect Mother Earth: Lead on a global treaty to halt climate change. End destructive energy extraction: fracking, tar sands, offshore drilling, oil trains, mountaintop removal, and uranium mines. Protect our public lands, water supplies, biological diversity, parks, and pollinators. Label GMOs, and put a moratorium on GMOs and pesticides until they are proven safe. Protect the rights of future generations.
Learn more at http://www.jill2016.com/plan
Gary Johnson – Libertarian Party
Believes the environment is a precious gift and must be protected. When it comes to global climate change, Johnson believes that the politicians in Washington, D.C. are having the wrong debate… The debate should be about how we can protect our resources and environment for future generations. Governor Johnson strongly believes that the federal government should prevent future harm by focusing on regulations that protect us from real harm, rather than needlessly costing American jobs and freedom in order to pursue a political agenda.
Learn more at https://www.johnsonweld.com/environment
Donald Trump – Republican Party
Obama’s talking about all of this with the global warming and … a lot of it’s a hoax. It’s a hoax. I mean, it’s a money-making industry, okay? It’s a hoax, a lot of it.
~ Donald Trump, Rally in Hilton Head, South Carolina, December 30, 2015
- Rescind all the job-destroying Obama executive actions including the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the S. rule.
- Save the coal industry and other industries threatened by Hillary Clinton’s extremist agenda.
- Ask Trans Canada to renew its permit application for the Keystone Pipeline.
- Make land in the Outer Continental Shelf available to produce oil and natural gas.
- Cancel the Paris Climate Agreement (limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius) and stop all payments of S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs.
Learn more at https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/economic-vision