Sanders scores highest on green group's voter guide

Sanders scores highest on green group's voter guide

The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is giving Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel On The Money: Biden says workers can't turn down job and get benefits | Treasury launches state and local aid | Businesses jump into vax push Symone Sanders 'hurt' at being passed over for press secretary: report MORE (I-Vt.) the highest grade on environmental issues out of the seven major Democratic presidential candidates in its new voter guide unveiled Monday.

The group gave Sanders an A overall. He was followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Infrastructure, Cheney ouster on deck as Congress returns Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate MORE (D-Mass.) with an A-minus, Tom SteyerTom SteyerTop 12 political donors accounted for almost 1 of every 13 dollars raised since 2009: study California Democrats weigh their recall options Why we should be leery of companies entering political fray MORE with a B and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE with a C-plus.

Andrew YangAndrew YangNY Times endorses Garcia in crowded mayoral race Adams touts momentum after poll shows him leading Yang in NYC race Yang gets key endorsement from former opponent in NYC mayor race MORE was given a C and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Funky Academic:' Public has been 'groomed to measure progress by firsts' Biden administration in talks with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post: reports Business groups target moderate Democrats on Biden tax plans MORE was given a C-minus. Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThis week: Congressional leaders to meet with Biden amid GOP reckoning Democrats hit crucial stretch as filibuster fight looms Strengthen CBP regulations to reduce opioid deaths MORE (D-Minn.) scored worst, receiving a D.


The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund evaluated the candidates on the categories of "saving wildlife, protecting public lands, ensuring environmental justice and ending the climate crisis."

The evaluations were based on voting records, executive decisions, private-sector experience, campaign proposals and a questionnaire sent to the campaigns.

The guide praised Sanders's record on the environment and said he had the "strongest plan to address climate change."

It said that Klobuchar, meanwhile, "would be an unmitigated disaster for the environment" as president and that her climate plan "is the weakest of any major candidate."

Sanders has also been praised by other environmental groups. He is similarly listed as the top candidate on Greenpeace's scorecard and he received the endorsement of the youth-led Sunrise Movement.