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Democrats' Green Platform Plank, Obama's Green VP Pick

Democrats' Green Platform Plank, Obama's Green VP Pick

DENVER, Colorado, August 25, 2008 (ENS) – At the opening of the Democratic National Convention today, the Democratic Party adopted a new platform that incorporates the energy plan put forward by Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, the presumptive presidential nominee. The plan would implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent…

Obama Wins; Clinton Stands Firm – Both Pledge a Greener America

Obama Wins; Clinton Stands Firm – Both Pledge a Greener America

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, June 4, 2008 (ENS) – The Democratic primary season officially ended Tuesday night as Senator Barack Obama declared victory before a jubilant crowd of some 17,000 at a rally at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. “This is America, this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to…

McCain Outlines His Plan to Confront Climate Change

McCain Outlines His Plan to Confront Climate Change

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 12, 2008 (ENS) – Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting Senator John McCain of Arizona today offered his plan to combat global warming. Speaking at the Vestas wind turbine factory in Portland, McCain said what America needs is market-based cap and trade system to curb greenhouse gas emissions, mobilize innovative technologies, and strengthen the economy.…

Where Is the Environment in Election 2008?

Where Is the Environment in Election 2008?

The primaries are thrilling this year. Have you been listening to the victory and concession speeches from the nominees? The environment has been occasionally appearing in the middle of a speech. While it is great to have any mention of the environment in a presidential speech, does the strategic placement of the topic in the…

Will Candidates' Green Talk Lead to Presidential Action?

Will Candidates' Green Talk Lead to Presidential Action?

WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – Millions of Americans will vote in the Super Tuesday primary elections on February 5th, and many will consider the candidates’ shade of green before casting their ballots. From addressing climate change to touting biofuels, the presidential hopefuls promise a wide range of sustainable actions if elected. But which…

Giant Teach-In to Focus the Nation on Global Warming

Giant Teach-In to Focus the Nation on Global Warming

PORTLAND, Oregon, January 29, 2008 (ENS) – Global warming is being explored at more than 1,500 universities, colleges and high schools across the country this week in what organizers are calling the largest teach-in in American history. The problems posed by Earth’s warming climate and the best possible solutions are the subject of classes, seminars,…

EPA Chief Blasted for Denying California Clean Car Waiver

EPA Chief Blasted for Denying California Clean Car Waiver

WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, introduced legislation today that would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grant California a waiver under the Clean Air Act to cut global warming pollution from motor vehicles. A host…

Politics Matter When It Comes To Protecting Nature

Politics Matter When It Comes To Protecting Nature

Get involved in this election season of 2008, you can truly make a difference in the environment based on who you put into office. Barack Obama has studied the Washington D.C. politics of environmentalism and he concluded that the Bush Administration has weakened environmental regulations considerably through administrative orders. The scary thing about this fact…

Clean Energy Corps Proposed to Create Jobs, Fight Global Warming

Clean Energy Corps Proposed to Create Jobs, Fight Global Warming

WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2009 (ENS) – More than 80 labor, environmental, civic, and policy organizations have endorsed a proposal to secure America’s economic recovery and environmental health by applying energy-efficient measures to over 15 million existing buildings – from adding insulation to replacing inefficient boilers. The Clean Energy Corps would combine job creation, service,…