Energy & Environment

Sanders scores highest on green group’s voter guide

The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is giving Sen. Bernie Sanders (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 Warren (D-Mass.) with an A-minus, Tom Steyer with a B and former Vice President Joe Biden with a C-plus.

Andrew Yang was given a C and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg was given a C-minus. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (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

Tags Amy Klobuchar Andrew Yang Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg Tom Steyer

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