Survey of Candidates Positions on Climate Change

Washington, DC (December 18, 2007)- The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), a nonpartisan environmental group, released its 2008 Presidential Primaries Voter Guide. The report and related website are based on the contenders’ responses to an environmental questionnaire- and also whether they’ve made public a plan to address climate change. According to the survey, the top Democratic presidential candidates and Republican John McCain (R-AZ) are leading on the issue of energy security and climate change.

LCV’s president, Gene Karpinski, said it is important that candidates articulate their positions on global warming on the campaign trail, “so whoever gets elected and goes into the White House in 2009 will have a clear mandate from the voters to take action- immediately upon taking office.”
The environmental journalism website, Grist, has compiled a similar listing of candidate responses to climate and energy-related questions.
Related Resources:
2008 Presidential Primaries Voter Guide
New York Times
League of Conservation Voters
Grist Compare the Candidates