The Environment in Politics

Where the Democratic candidates stand on environmental issues

Published: 24-Jan-2004

SMOUTH - All of the Democratic candidates for president have made it clear they want to be the country’s next commander in chief. But how many of them are as eager to become the next steward for Mother Nature isn’t as easy to figure out. The candidates’ views on environmental issues often have taken a back seat to issues such as the war with Iraq and the economy.

Here’s a roundup on where the candidates stand on staying green:

Wesley Clark

If elected president, four-star general would launch a clean-air program and would "tell the truth to the American people and the world" about the air-pollution risks survivors of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks face as a result of the tragedy, according to information on his campaign Web site.

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