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Presidential Campaigns


November 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton

§  Called climate change an “urgent challenge”

§  Against the Trans Pacific Partnership (free trade deal between USA, Canada, & 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region)

§  Plans to install half a billion solar panel across the USA by the end of her first term

§  Plans to boost renewable energy from 13% to 33% by 2017

§  Released a $30 billion plan to revive coal country communities as the economy strays from fossil fuels

Donald Trump

§  Believes the USA has bigger problems

§  Said, “I don’t believe in climate change,” in an interview with CNN in September 2015

§  Called the concept of global warming a “hoax”, and a scheme “created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S manufacturing non-competitive.”

Bernie Sanders

§  Called “the most consistent and proactive voice in the entire Keystone fight,” by environmentalist, Bill McKibben

§  Against the Trans Pacific Partnership (free trade deal between USA, Canada, & 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region)

§  Plans to tax carbon, invest heavily in solar, wind, and geothermal energy, expand public transit, & winterize homes

§  Co-sponsored the Keep it in the Ground Act (bans gas drilling leases across the country)