Major Environmental Group Endorses Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Bid

“The endorsement from Friends of the Earth Action arrives amid rising frustration from the environmental Left over Hillary Clinton’s refusal to take a stand on the Keystone XL pipeline and a host of other hot-button issues such as drilling in icy Arctic waters. […]

Many environmentalists fear that Clinton’s cozy relationship with Wall Street and silence on some environmental issues may be a sign that she won’t go far enough at a time when aggressive action is needed to stem the tide of global warming. And they see Sanders as a more-steadfast environmental champion.

Unlike Clinton, Sanders is on record saying that he supports a carbon tax, opposes Arctic offshore drilling, has voiced support for a ban on fracking in Vermont, supports the divestment movement, and opposes Keystone XL.” […] — Clare Foran, National Journal

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