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Obama Has Promoted An Anti-Climate Change Agenda

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Obama Has Promoted An Anti-Climate Change Agenda


Green Party's Stein Climate Change Agenda ignored by national environmental groups


Environmental groups have been complaining in the media that the words "climate change" were not mentioned in the recent Presidential debates.


What the environmental groups should be complaining about is what Obama and Romney have said about climate change.


And they should be concerned enough about climate change to publicize that there is a national Presidential candidate talking about climate change, the Green Party's Jill Stein.   The Green New Deal, the cornerstone of her campaign, calls for a massive investment in renewable energy and sustainability, an investment that also creates a public jobs program to put the 25 million un- and under-employed Americans to work.


The silence of climate change activists to alternatives to the corporate-dominated political parties merely rewards the Democrats strategy of evading the climate change issue, because, after all, "where are environmentalists going to go"?


Obama and Romney have competed in their televised debates to so who is one most supportive of developing new oil and natural gas resources. They argued over whether or not Obama had reduced access to drilling for fossil fuels on public lands. Obama wants a $5 billion investments in "clean coal" and   chastised Romney for statements he made while Governor about the need to ensure that emissions from a Massachusetts coal plant did not "kill people."


Obama's energy strategy is not about reducing the use of fossil fuels, rather it is about increasing American's domestic supply of   fossil fuels. So rather than articulate the Bush doctrine of "war for oil" (though he did invade Libya), energy "independence" has become Obama's campaign slogan.


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