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Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (DECF): Democratic Primary Candidates' Climate Plan Rubric 2020
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To suggest additions/ corrections, email: presidentdecf@gmail.com
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*P = Platform or Plan (from official website)PlanPlanPlanPlanPlanPlanPlanPlanPlan
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*T = Transcript of Climate Town HallTranscript N/ATranscript Transcript Transcript Transcript Transcript Transcript Transcript
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*O = Other Plan or Source
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BidenBloombergButtigiegCastroKlobucharO'RourkeSandersWarrenYang
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Climate Change is not a "single issue": Candidate Understanding of Connections between Climate Change (CC) and Other Issues
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Recognizes Impact of CC on Health/ Mental Health?Yes, PlanYes, PlanYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Recognizes Impact of CC on Jobs/ Economy? Yes, PlanYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherYes, P
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Recognizes Impact of CC on Access to Housing/ Development?Yes, PlanUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanUnknown
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Impact of CC on Agriculture? Yes, PlanUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherYes, P
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Recognizes impact of CC on Immigration? Yes, PlanYes, PlanYes, TYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherYes, P
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Recognizes Correlation between CC & Natural Disasters?Yes, PlanUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Recognizes impact of CC on Violence/ Human Conflict?Yes, PlanUnknownYes, TYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherYes, P
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Recognizes National Security threats of CC?Yes, PlanUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherUnknown
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Unequal Burden of CC Vulnerable Populations, Climate Justice/ Green New Deal?Yes, PlanYes, PlanYes, OYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Solutions Mentioned in Plan
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Supports Carbon Tax/ Fee/ Dividend? UnknownUnknownYesYes, P & T"carbon pricing"UnknownYes, PlanYes, TranscriptYes, O
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Supports Rights of Nature?UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
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Supports Fracking Ban? No, TranscriptUnknownNo, ONo, ONo, ONo, OYes, PlanYes, OtherUnknown
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Supports "phasing out" Fracking? Yes, TranscriptUnknownUnknownYes, TNo, OUnknownYes, PlanUnknownUnknown
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Smart Development/ Housing?Yes, PlanUnknownUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanUnknown
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Expand Access to Renewable Energy?Yes, PlanYes, OtherYesYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Water Quality and Access?Yes, PlanYes, PlanUnknownYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Reforstation/ Planting Trees? Yes, PlanUnknownUnknownYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherYes, P
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100 Green Energy Goals?Yes, PlanYes, PlanYesYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Civil Rights legislation to prevent Enviornmental Discrimination? UnknownUnknownUnknownYes, PUnknownUnknownYes, PlanYes, OtherUnknown
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Retrain Fossil Fuel Workers?Yes, PlanYes, PlanYesYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherYes, P
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Evidence Based Policy? Yes, PlanYes, PlanYesYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Polluters Pay?Yes, PlanYes, PlanUnknownYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanUnknown
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Disaster Management/ Mitigation/ Planning/ Response? Yes, PlanUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherYes, P
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Create Climate Refugee Status?UnknownYes, PlanUnknownYes, PUnknownUnknownYes, PlanYes, OtherUnknown
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Fixing Infrastructure?Yes, PlanYes, OtherYesYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, O
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Expanding Green Energy Storage?Yes, PlanYes, OtherYesYes, PUnknownUnknownYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Connects Solutions with Education?Yes, PlanYes, OtherUnknownYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherYes, P
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Sets Emissions Standards/ Limits?Yes, PlanYes, PlanYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Changes to Agricultural Practices?Yes, PlanUnknownYes, TYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PlanYes, OtherUnknown
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Protect Public Lands from Fossil Fuel Extraction? Yes, PlanYes, PlanYes, PYes, TUnknownYes, O Yes, Other Yes, Other Yes, P
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End Oil & Gas Subsidies?Yes, PlanYes, PlanYes, PYes, PYes, O Yes, O Yes, Other Yes, PlanYes, P
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Supports Green New Deal ?Yes, PlanUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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Tax Cedits for Green Energy Transition?Yes, PlanYes, OtherYes, TUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, PlanYes, PlanYes, P
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No Longer Insure/Invest in Fossil Fuels?UnknownYes, PlanUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownYes, PlanYes, OtherYes, P
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Data For Progress- Green New DealThoroughNAThoroughThoroughThoroughThroughVery ThoroughVery ThoroughThorough
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Likely to Follow Through?
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Leauge of Conservation Voters (LVC) Lifetime Score 83%*NANA96%96%NA92%100%NA
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Greenpeace ScoreB+D+BB+C+B-AA-C+
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350 Action Score1/3NA2/32/32/32/33/33/32/3
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*Biden's lifetime score is from 2007, when Senator, all others 2018
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Last Updated 3-4-2020
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