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For Immediate Release

Seth Gladstone –

Neither Presidential Candidate is Taking Climate Change Seriously

Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Action Fund


"The responses to a question about America's energy future in Sunday's presidential debate were extremely disturbing. As the evidence continues to grow almost daily that we face serious climate chaos, neither candidate is addressing the environmental crisis of our lifetime. Mr. Trump's advocacy for 'clean coal' is patently absurd; it might as well be climate change denial. But Secretary Clinton's characterization of natural gas as a sensible 'bridge' to our energy future shows no awareness that methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas during the first two decades after it is emitted--the period during which we must dramatically reduce emissions. The only adequate response to our current climate crisis is an immediate clean energy revolution. We must keep fossil fuels in the ground right now and transition decisively to a truly clean, safe, renewable energy future."

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