Friends of the Earth Action Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

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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