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One Planet: Where Do The Candidates Stand on Environmental Issues & The Climate Crisis?

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Participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we continue our coverage of presidential candidates by focusing on their environmental records.

The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund has evaluated each candidate on four key environmental issues: saving wildlife, protecting public lands, ensuring environmental justice and ending the climate crisis. What do their records and platforms tell us about how they will tackle the climate crisis?


Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund

Marianne Lavelle, award winning reporter for InsideClimate News

Web Resources:

The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund: Environmental Report Card

InsideClimate News, Marianne LaVelle: Democratic Candidates Position Themselves as Climate Hawks Going into Primary Season

The Washington Post, Brady Dennis: In state after state, climate change emerges as a key issue for Democratic voters

The Guardian, Susie Cagle: Where do the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on the climate crisis?

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.