How green are the candidates?

The environmental choices of Senators McCain and Obama could point to what kind of environmental president one of them will be.

By Samantha Harvey

Much has been written about the presidential candidates' policy proposals for energy and the environment, and with only a week to go before the election, the choice between Senators McCain and Obama is fairly clear for environmentalists. The candidate who said, “The truly clean technologies don't work” is the same one who inspires  chants of “drill, baby, drill” — and he’s not the candidate for us. But what do the candidates' personal choices say about what kind of leaders they might become?


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