Clinton vs. Trump on the Environment

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While this year’s presidential election has been getting no shortage of press, one subject has been largely absent from the conversation: the environment. Issues related to conservation and energy have been overshadowed by topics like immigration and the various scandals of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and only 52 percent of registered voters said the environment was very important to their vote this year, a Pew Research Center study found.

The environment is worth putting on your radar, though. The president can make a real difference in protecting land, developing conservation strategies, and guiding future sources of energy.

Yale Environment 360, a publication from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, has put together a handy guide to the major-party candidates’ stances on everything from climate change and a carbon tax to renewable energy sources and the Clean Power Plan. Check it out to see who’s pro coal, who has yet to take a stance on a carbon tax, and who believes drilling in the Arctic isn’t worth the risk.

Now that you’ve read about Clinton vs. Trump on the environment, want to learn more about how politicians can make an impact? Check out our article “Politics and Environment: How D.C. Works.”

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Haley Shapley

Haley Shapley is based in Seattle, where recycling is just as cool as Macklemore, walking in the rain without an umbrella, and eating locally sourced food. She writes for a wide range of national and regional publications, covering everything from sustainability and health to travel and retail.