THE GREEN FACTOR
Democrats are dedicated to protecting the environment by reducing the effects of climate change, protecting America’s natural resources, and safeguarding the quality of our air, land, and water for current and future generations. Democratic views on the environment are focused around working to tackle our biggest environmental challenges by investing in clean energy and protecting our ecosystems to pave way for a sustainable America.
Democrats are committed to working closely with the local communities to protect our publicly-owned lands and to preserve and restore forests, wetlands, and grasslands across America for the future generations. Democrats back initiatives to restore our watersheds, oceans and rivers. They plan on conserving our ecosystems and to open more lands and waters for recreation and hunting.
Democrats are committed to a healthy environment and a healthy economy by endorsing new technologies that create good jobs and improve our world. A cleaner environment translates to a stronger economy. They hope to focus on clean energy to get the economy away from relying so heavily on oil.
- Under President Obama, the Department of Transportation and the EPA issued new fuel-economy standards. It was the first significant increases in fuel economy for light trucks and cars in decades.
- There was significant increase of solar energy and tripled our electricity produced by wind power under President Obama.
- With the directive of President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency was mandated to curb carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. The president’s goal was to ensure America reduced carbon dioxide emission by 30% by 2030.
- In the month of November 2014, President Obama announced a ground-breaking agreement with China to work together to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in the next 15 years.
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