Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Candidate Review - The Environment - Bill Richardson

I am going to note once again that I like how Richardson has set up his page; it appears that he wrote it as opposed to having a campaign drone do it for him. I don't know if he actually did; but it's still nice.

His environment page is mostly focused on conservation, or more focused on conservation than on climate change. I suppose that comes from his background, New Mexico isn't quite as polluted as, say, Washington D.C. He does address air pollution though.
We must fund federal programs and states to identify violations of the Clean Air Act by industrial facilities. We should also expand the Clean Air Act to include protections from old and dirty power plants and provide incentives for the use of cleaner fuels. We must stop attempts by the Bush administration to weaken controls on toxic mercury pollution and I strongly oppose Bush Administration policies allowing old coal plants to renovate without upgrading pollution controls.
Over all, his plan sounds pretty good, but non-specific.

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