Thursday, September 11, 2008

Palin is No Friend of Green

Sarah Palin's environmental record gives us reason for concern. Palin sued the Interior Department over its decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species and she supports drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. According to Brent Blackwelder, president of Friends of Earth Action "[Palin] supports the brutal aerial hunting of wolves. And she has been a friend of Big Oil, opposing a windfall profits tax on the oil industry that could fund affordable clean energy for more Americans. Palin’s addition to the ticket underscores the difference between the candidates on environmental issues. The McCain-Palin ticket is a recipe for energy disaster."

"With the pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for his running mate, John McCain's race towards the Bush administration's failed energy policy is now complete," said Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club. "He has now picked a running mate who has opposed holding Big Oil accountable and been dismissive of alternative energy while focusing her work on more oil drilling in a wildlife refuge and off of our coasts...."

Next: Bidon's Record on Green

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