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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 12:21 AM

NYT: Presidential Contenders Differ Sharply on Climate

Coal and Nuclear

After running as a champion of coal in 2008, Clinton now calls for protecting health benefits for coal miners and their families and helping retrain them for new jobs. She would use a combination of tax incentives and government grants to help coal-dependent communities repurpose old mine sites and attract new economic investment.

Republicans all support coal production and enthusiastically back nuclear energy; Clinton offers cautious support for nuclear power. Sanders has called for a moratorium on nuclear-plant license renewals and cheered the closure of the aging Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

Sanders' record wins plaudits from environmental organizations, but the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund has endorsed Clinton, the group's earliest endorsement since 1984.

"When it comes to fighting the climate crisis, the stakes couldn't be higher, and we are confident that Hillary Clinton is the right person for the job," LCV president Gene Karpinski said.

Snipped from comprehensive NYT piece at: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/11/27/us/politics/ap-us-campaign-2016-energy.html

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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 01:41 AM

1. How can the LCV be confident with the Fracking Queen?

Hillary is not that interested in the environment.

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