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Eye On Candidates
December 10, 2015

Sanders Offers Aggressive Global Warming Plan

Earlier this week Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders offered his plan to address global warming concerns. The Washington Post covered his plan in the following story:

Bernie Sanders puts forward ambitious plan to combat climate change

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released a highly ambitious plan to combat climate change, a problem he pointedly says is being perpetuated by the “billionaire fossil fuel lobby.”

The plan, which reads like an environmentalist’s wish list, seeks to reduce U.S. carbon pollution by 40 percent by 2030 and by more than 80 percent by 2050 by putting a tax on carbon, repealing fossil fuel subsidies and making what Sanders describes as “massive” investments in clean energy sources such as wind and solar power.

Sanders (Vt.), who is seeking the Democratic nomination in a race against Hillary Clinton, says his plan would also create 10 million jobs as the country transitions toward a nuclear-free clean energy system for electricity, heating and transportation and that it would decrease the United State’s dependence on foreign oil.

The full Post article is here, while a detailed explanation of his policy proposal is available on the Sanders campaign website.