For Immediate Release
Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784
Bill McKibben: Clinton Halfway There on Climate
WASHINGTON - In response to an announcement from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on climate change policy, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben issued the following statement:
“Hillary Clinton is half the way there. This is a credible commitment to renewable energy, and a recognition that the economics of electricity are changing fast. Now, we need Clinton to show she understands the other half of the climate change equation -- and prove she has the courage to stand up against fossil fuel projects like offshore and Arctic drilling, coal leasing in the Powder River basin, and the Keystone XL pipeline. Because at the end of the day, growth in renewables doesn’t mean enough if we’re simultaneously kicking the decarbonization can down the road with more pipelines and more extraction on public lands.”
In case you missed it, McKibben last month penned an open letter to Hillary Clinton, outlining ways the candidate could get serious about climate policy.
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