07 Sep '12, 7pm

Obama, Romney, or Stein: Who Has the Greenest Energy Policy?

Obama, Romney, or Stein: Who Has the Greenest Energy Policy?

White House, Gage Skidmore (Romney), Jill Stein for President /CC BY-SA 2.0 There may be a stark difference between Obama and Romney in their climate change rhetoric (let's turn a blind eye for a second to climate change action), but what about on energy policy? After all, in different degrees both Obama and Romney pay lip service to supporting both fossil fuels and renewable energy. And what about Dr Jill Stein, the presidential candidate from the Green Party? Let's take a quick look at several key energy issues and what Obama, Romney and Stein propose doing about it. Fracking : Both the Obama and Romney campaigns support expanded use of natural gas and fracking. Obama has placed much more emphasis on regulation of hydraulic fracturing, while Romney has explicitly stated he would prevent "overregulation of shale gas development and extraction." In stark contrast, the Stei...

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