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Primary in New York is wake-up call to Democratic establishment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier tonight, Sec. Clinton defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders in the New York state primary for the Democratic party. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica offers the following statement: Bernie Sanders has galvanized people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities and age. He leads the charge against the entrenched politics of the elite, and […]

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 […]