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Where Hillary Clinton + Bernie Sanders Stand On Environmental Policy

Reference: Rodale's Organic Life


Experts believe there’s as much as 90 billion barrels of oil under the Arctic Ocean that could be turned into consumer energy, but environmentalists say the risks of an environmentally disastrous spill are too great and that tapping the Arctic reserves only encourages the world’s addiction to fossil fuels.

Sanders: AGAINST
“We cannot address climate change and drill in the Arctic.” (7/31/15)

Clinton: AGAINST
“The Arctic is a unique treasure. Given what we know, it’s not worth the risk of drilling.” (8/18/15)


Politicians who want to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions are divided between those who favor a so-called carbon tax—an outright fee assessed on manufacturing methods that produce carbon emissions—and a cap-and-trade method, which would set a national maximum for carbon emissions and allow companies to trade carbon-emission permits as long as the general limit is maintained. Carbon-tax proponents say their method would create an incentive for corporations to reduce pollution, as well as spur growth in green energy. Cap-and-trade supporters say their way would blunt the impact on economic growth and that it would be more flexible, practical, and market-driven.

Sanders: FOR
According to the candidate’s website, Sanders says he will institute a carbon tax, ban fossil-fuel lobbyists from working in the White House, and reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels).

Clinton has been mum about her position on placing a tax on sources of greenhouse-gas pollution, but she cosponsored a cap-and-trade bill in 2007 and made cap-and-trade part of her 2008 presidential bid. She promises to install 500 million solar panels by the end of her first term and cut greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 30 percent by 2025 (relative to 2005 levels).


Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method of accessing oil or natural gas that’s deep under rock, but there are concerns that the process is also contaminating water, causing air and ground pollution, and even possibly leading to earthquakes. Proponents of the practice, however, argue that the economic benefits outweigh the potential ecological harm.

Sanders: AGAINST
Sanders says he would ban fracking on both public and private land.”I’m very proud that the state of Vermont banned fracking. I hope communities all over California and all over America do the same.” (10/17/14)

As secretary of state, Clinton encouraged developing countries to develop fracking, in hopes of creating opportunities for U.S. companies. As a presidential candidate, she promises to strengthen pipeline safety and reduce methane lakes by the end of her first term. But she hasn’t taken an official stance on hydraulic fracturing.


Biofuels are considered by supporters to be a way to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and to help cut down on so-called tailpipe emissions. Opponents say that manufacturing ethanol actually requires burning more gasoline than it would save, that using ethanol releases other harmful chemicals like formaldehyde into the air, and that adding biofuels to gasoline reduces fuel efficiency, requiring drivers to guzzle more to go the same distance. They also argue that biofuels would drive up the price of crops used for human consumption as opposed to those used for energy.

Sanders: AGAINST
On June 20, 2007, the U.S. Senate considered H.R. 6, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which would have favored the livestock industry at the expense of ethanol producers. Sanders voted in favor for the act.

Clinton: FOR
Benefiting ethanol producers, Clinton voted against the act, which ultimately failed by a 31-63 vote.


The fourth phase of the $7 billon Keystone XL Pipeline would have delivered crude oil from Canada through Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, where it would have joined up with the existing phase-one Keystone pipeline. That path would have taken it through the ecologically sensitive Sandhills wetlands and the Ogallala aquifer. Critics said the danger of potential spills was too great and pointed out that the transferred oil was derived from tar sands, necessitating the creation of notably more greenhouse gases than other sources. Supporters said the pipeline would have created thousands of jobs, and that without the pipeline, the oil would simply be transported by carbon-intensive tanker ships instead. After seven years of debate and controversy, President Barack Obama vetoed the fourth phase of the Keystone Pipeline on November 6, 2015.

Sanders: AGAINST
“It is totally crazy for the Congress to support the production and transportation of some of the dirtiest oil on the planet.” (1/29/15)

“We haven’t finished all of the analysis. ... But we are inclined to do so, and we are for several reasons—going back to one of your original questions—we’re either going to be dependent on dirty oil from the Gulf or dirty oil from Canada.” (10/15/10)

“I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone pipeline as what I believe it is —a distraction from important work we have to do on climate change. And unfortunately, from my perspective, one that interferes with our ability to move forward with all the other issues. Therefore I oppose it.” (9/22/15)
Posted by MrMickeysMom | Tue Mar 1, 2016, 03:54 PM (3 replies)

DONALD DRUMPF! (Last Week Tonight, with John Oliver)

Wait for the hashtag at the end!

Bernie Through the Years... Wake up and smell the honesty and integrity!

Sanders is now tied for delegates elected by voters, 51 to 51... So Clintons LOVE Citizen's United!

And wouldn't you know it, even though the disastrous Citizen's United decision by the SCOTUS horrifies Democrats by allowing flow of unlimited cash to super PACs from millionaires, billionaires, and even corporations...... It doesn't horrify the Clinton camp..... T.H.A.T.. MUCH!!!

These super PACs can take in as much money as they want, free from campaign finance limits adhered to by candidates.

Bernie Sander's campaign does not HAVE a super PAC, and we don't WANT one.

The Clinton campaign has several.

When this campaign began, those Clinton super PACs were supposed to stay on the sidelines during the primaries. That is no longer the case.

This is how the oligarchy has them by the short hairs. They're bidding their master well, aren't they?

Excellent Bernie Mash, crosspost from GD-P

A must see!

The Official Hillary Clinton releasing transcripts COUNTDOWN CLOCK!



Let me tell you about how RIGGED campaign game is locally in Pittsburgh....

I wish there weren't party hacks. I wish that the many Democratic committees would act democratic, but let's face it, the party hacks are to be found. They want to do EVERYTHING they can to make Bernie Sanders go away.

Latest example?
Allegheny County Democratic Party has informed the persons who have been trying to collect signatures on Bernie Sanders (I'm among them) and the Congressional Delegates running on behalf of him (for whom I'm also collecting signatures) that the police have been informed to NOT ALLOW US in front of one of the Democratic petition events where the endorsements are taking place.

HOWEVER, if we bow our heads like good little serfs, the Bernie petitioners will be given a table inside with a maximum of 4 people.

Circulating petitions on the sidewalk in Pittsburgh has been allowed for at 40 years, that we are aware of.

So... we've decided to cancel this petition signing event. I hope everyone is as angry as we are.

We have been working since last August... We have stood on sidewalks in every area of the Pittsburgh MSA with face to face meeting and talking about the issues. When the latest blast of sub-freezing temperatures came through, there we were last night, standing outside of yet another public area where we could barely get the pens to click and not freeze for signing petitions.


Was Hillary supporting the GMO lobby group while she was Secretary of State?

And, was Bill getting paid for it?

It boggles the mind to think these people were progressives...

I'm sure to be flamed but I've been listening to scholar, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, brilliant mathematician and risk expert and author and generally angry man who warned Wall Street and economists that the financial system was getting ready to blow up in 2007.

He has a very interesting interview from the perspective of someone who started out as an options trader before becoming a scholar. Park yourself here: http://fooledbyrandomness.com

See THEN why you'll might think this question is valid. Because this is what she did, and people better get their heads out of their asses about the Clinton Foundation.

Tell Hillary to give back the $335,000 she received from Monsanto's top GMO lobby group!

These people are NOTHING LIKE progressives.

Can I get a little love from the 14th (Doyle's) congressional district on gerrymandering?

Yes, I'm helping the person running for delegate in the 14th. Interestingly, over the years, the number of signatures to get on the ticket and run for delegate (in his care, Bernie Sanders) requires 250 signatures.

I'm trying to help him from Monroeville, BUT, I'm willing to meet up with people in the 14th for signatures, which I'm trying to wrap up this week.

Would anyone here be able to meet up with me, and if so, enable me to get at least 5 signatures from my meeting up with you.

I realize this is a tall order, but I'm asking.

Gerrymandering, plus the higher number of required delegate signatures make it harder to get a good candidate in place. I'm using all the resources I can. I have 3 congressional districts just in my ward!

Posted by MrMickeysMom | Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:32 PM (7 replies)

FBI confirms Clinton probe

The FBI formally confirmed that its investigation connected to Hillary Clinton’s private email server remains ongoing in a letter released on Monday.
The letter from FBI general counsel James Baker comes one day before the New Hampshire primary.

The message does not offer new details about the probe, which the bureau has been reluctant to discuss. However, it represents the FBI’s formal notification to the State Department that it is investigating the issue.
Since last September, “in public statements and testimony, the Bureau has acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server,” Baker wrote to the State Department.

“The FBI has not, however, publicly acknowledged the specific focus, scope, or potential targets of any such proceedings.

“Thus … we remain unable [to] provide [details about the case] without adversely affecting on-going law enforcement efforts,” he concluded.

The letter was sent on Feb. 2 but released on Monday as part of an ongoing lawsuit related to the disclosure of Clinton’s emails from conservative watchdog Judicial Watch.

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