Carbon friendly farming practices and forest conservation are critical, but the Mayor should not promote these in the context of offsets, which sets up a misleading choice between reducing fossil fuel emissions or saving forests.
To solve the climate crisis, we must make massive investments in cheaper, cleaner, renewable energy, not prop up a failing industry that never delivered on its promises.
We are encouraged by his plan to create a new category for refugees displaced by climate change and his support for new civil rights legislation to address environmental discrimination and racism.
Friends of the Earth Action commends Senator Harris for centering frontline, Indigenous and communities of color in her climate plan. Her plan builds on her legacy of holding polluters financially and criminally accountable as California's Attorney General and Senator.
The magnitude of the climate crisis demands a candidate willing to challenge the power of Big Oil and end our reliance on fossil fuels. It is clear that Senator Klobuchar is not that candidate.
When candidates race to the middle it becomes a race to the bottom. Senator Elizabeth Warren has blazed a different path by embracing and building on one of the best plans her party has to offer -- Governor Jay Inslee's climate plan.
Americans are demanding to know where the Democratic candidates stand on climate change. Unfortunately, Tom Perez and the DNC capitulated to fossil fuel interests and are afraid to have a full-throated conversation about what addressing the climate crisis truly means
We are already in a climate emergency, and only a plan of this scope and scale will be enough to stop the worst of the crisis. Sanders’ plan is the standard that all other candidates will be judged by.
We are pleased to see Governor Inslee recognize the connection between climate change and agriculture, and lay out specific policies to transform our food system.
Mayor Buttigieg is correct that we need to expand worker protections and encourage farmers to transition to agricultural practices that will help protect the environment.