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NY Democratic debate reveals stark difference in candidates’ climate leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Last night’s Democratic debate between Sec. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders saw the candidates spar over several environmental issues, and seemed to reveal a stark divide between their respective approaches to addressing the climate crisis. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica offers the following statement: “Whether opposing the Keystone XL […]

Sec. Clinton attacks Sen. Sanders for demanding stronger climate action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an exclusive interview with Time Warner Cable News on Monday, Secretary Hillary Clinton criticized Senator Bernie Sanders’ actions to combat climate change, stating, “I couldn’t believe it when Senator Sanders opposed the Paris Agreement.”  This was not an accurate characterization of Senator Sanders’ response to the international climate agreement that was […]

Michigan rejects job and planet killing trade deals

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Last night, in an historic upset, Senator Bernie Sanders defeated Secretary Hillary Clinton in the Michigan Democratic primary. The Flint Democratic debate, held days before, largely focused on free trade agreements and the impact former President Bill Clinton’s North American Free Trade Agreement had on jobs in the Midwest. “In choosing Senator Sanders, […]

FOE Action to air Pro-Sanders ads in Colorado

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Friends of the Earth Action announced plans to begin airing television ads promoting presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders in Colorado, ahead of the state’s Democratic caucus March 1. “Sanders’ messages are resonating with people who understand the need for fundamental reforms in our political and economic process, to improve the lives, health, environments and […]