Party Caucuses Illustrate Dramatic Differences on Climate Policy
Washington, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)–February 1, 2016. Tonight, Iowa caucus goers made their choices to represent their parties in the Presidential general election.
In response, Sierra Club Political Director Khalid Pitts released the following statement:
“Tonight brings into clear focus the gulf between the leading Republican and Democratic candidates on what’s at stake for the planet and our nation as the climate crisis looms.
“The two Democratic candidates are united in recognizing the threat demonstrated by the overwhelming scientific consensus, and have advanced strong visions of a future powered by clean energy. They have also proposed responsible policies for protecting our planet from the most dangerous consequences of the climate crisis.
“At the same time, the three leading Republican candidates, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, are not just opposed to all practical efforts to tackle the problem, but are actively hostile to and deny the science itself.
“Now, we need to hear much more from all of the candidates about the urgent threat of the climate crisis and proposals to tackle this challenge head on–including by ramping up clean energy like solar and wind across the country.”
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