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Al Sharpton on Environment

Reverend; Civil Rights Activist; Democratic Candidate for President


Fight hard for environmental justice

On environmental justice. I think that we have seen various communities in this country penalized just because of where they were in the income level. I would clearly fight hard for environmental justice.
Source: Democratic candidates Debate on the Environment, Los Angeles Jun 26, 2003

Safe and sustainable environment creates jobs

Q: What is your view on our dependence on fossil fuels?

A: Converting our economy to renewable fuels as rapidly as practical and feasible would be one of my top priorities. I believe that protecting the environment is also labor intensive. Thus, creating a clean, safe and sustainable environment would also create jobs, not cost jobs.

Source: MoveOn.org interview Jun 17, 2003

Religious mandate to be good stewards of what God has given

Q: How will you support progressive environmental policies?

A: Strengthening and enforcing our environmental laws would be one of my top priorities. For me, the scriptural mandate that “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” is a religious and spiritual mandate to be good stewards of what God has given the human race for sustenance, beauty and enjoyment. Protecting, preserving and sustaining it must be one of our highest priorities.

Source: MoveOn.org interview Jun 17, 2003

Other candidates on Environment: Al Sharpton on other issues:
Nominees:
GOP: Sen.John McCain
GOP V.P.: Gov.Sarah Palin
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden

Third Parties:
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader
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