Clinton utterly fails environment

How is it possible that the Clinton campaign utterly fails to address the greatest threat we face?  If way opens for Bernie to be on any ballot this fall, I’m voting for him.

The alternative is the Green Party.  http://www.gp.org/  We don’t have to settle for the lesser of two evils.

According to the Associated Press   “Supporters of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton defeated measures pushed by Sanders’ allies that would have promoted a Medicare-for-all single-payer health care system, a carbon tax to address climate change and impose a moratorium on hydraulic fracking.”

According to the Hill this morning, “Bernie Sanders says he is hesitating over endorsing Hillary Clinton as she avoids issues he holds dear.”

And the New York Times says:  “Bernie Sanders, campaigning across New York State on Monday, called for a nationwide ban on fracking and pointedly criticized Hillary Clinton for her record and stances on environmental issues.”

Mr. Sanders said Mrs. Clinton has advocated for natural gas pipelines that will hurt the environment, and that as secretary of state she had rewarded companies through fracking expansions. He also expressed support for climate change activists who rallied to get fracking banned in New York.

More:

The committee voted down an anti TPP amendment, directly contradicting the professed opposition of both Democratic Presidential candidates.

The committee voted down an amendment for the establishment of a $15 an hour minimum wage.

The committee voted 7-6 against an amendment establishing protections for pensions, to keep them from being cut.

The committee voted 7-6 against a carbon tax amendment.

The committee voted 7-6 against an amendment banning fracking.

The committee voted 7-6 against an amendment blocking energy companies from using eminent domain for fossil fuel extraction.

The committee voted 7-6 against an amendment to make climate change a test for building future Keystone pipelines.

The committee voted 7-6 against an amendment for a single payer healthcare system.

The committee voted 7-6 against an amendment to specify mechanisms on how to make healthcare a right.

The committee voted 7-6 against an amendment (proposed by Dr. Zogby) to add language eliminating the possibility of any use of force in the Syrian conflict.

The committee voted 7-6 against an amendment calling for the end of the U.S.’s exportation of fracking to foreign nations.

http://theprogressivewing.com/todays-democratic-platform-drafting-committee-meeting-was-another-another-feckless-exercise-in-neoliberal-futility/

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