The Low Down On Green Living
October 27th, 2008
The election is only seven days away, fine Americans! That means we all have to bone up on which candidates will do the best job to protect our planet in the years ahead. Here are some solid resources to help you get eco-educated.
On the presidential front, one of our favorite sites, Grist.org, offers really wonderful information to help us green-leaning voters get informed. You can compare the Presidential candidates at a glance with their useful Compare the Candidates chart. For example did you know that both Obama and McCain support cap-and-trade systems but Obama wants to get U.S. emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 while McCain advocates getting us to 60% below 1990 levels? Click on the chart and learn more.
Let’s not forget to kick the tires on our VP candidates as well! Plenty Magazine has done a feature comparing the eco-stances of VP Candidates Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin. Did you know that Senator Biden introduced legislation for the U.S. to participate in the Kyoto II agreement? You also may not know that while Governor Palin supports “clean coal” development, she also signed a bill in her home state of Alaska to provide $250 million in state funds to develop renewable fuel alternatives.
And what of our Congressional elections? Last week I blogged about the League of Conservation Voter’s very useful Scorecard. The Scorecard rates the environmental voting records of all member of Congress– don’t vote without it! You can also see the LCV’s endorsements for President, Senate and the House of Representatives.
If you live in California and you’re confused by the many environment-related initiatives on our ballot this year, PLEASE give a read to the California League of Conservation Voters take on the initiatives.
Please vote early and vote green. Or at least just vote!
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