Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Clinton & McCain Win Texas Primary: Environmental Issues?

Senator John McCain secured the Republican nomination for president and Senator Hillary Clinton prevented certain defeat by Senator Barack Obama by winning the Texas primary. How does Hillary Clinton compare to John McCain on enviroment issues?

Clinton has introduced environmental justice legislation in the U.S. Senate and held the first hearing on the issue in the history of the body. McCain has ignored environmental justice as an issue. McCain supports nuclear power and Clinton is 'agnostic' on the technology. Clinton and McCain believe that global warming is a human-caused condition and both have mitigation plans, but McCain has been aggressively promoting climate change legislation for years. McCain supported the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Clinton opposed it. Both senators were not present for the vote on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which passed 86 to 8 with 6 Not Voting.

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