Democratic Primary Climate Plan Analysis 10-8-2019
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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 Transcript Transcript Transcript Transcript Transcript Transcript Transcript Transcript
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*O = Other Plan or Source
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BidenBookerButtigiegCastroHarris KlobucharSandersWarrenYang
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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, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Recognizes Impact of CC on Jobs/ Economy? Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, OYes, P
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Recognizes Impact of CC on Access to Housing/ Development?Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknown
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Impact of CC on Agriculture? Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, OYes, P
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Recognizes impact of CC on Immigration? Yes, PUnknownYes, TYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, OYes, P
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Recognizes Correlation between CC & Natural Disasters?Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Recognizes impact of CC on Violence/ Human Conflict?Yes, PUnknownYes, TYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PUnknownYes, P
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Recognizes National Security threats of CC?Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PUnknownUnknown
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Unequal Burden of CC Vulnerable Populations, Climate Justice/ Green New Deal?Yes, PYes, PYes, OYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Solutions Mentioned in Plan
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Supports Carbon Tax/ Fee/ Dividend? UnknownYes, PYesYes, P & TUnknown"carbon pricing"Yes, YYes, TYes, O
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Supports Rights of Nature?UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
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Supports Fracking Ban? No, TYes, ONo, ONo, OYes, ONo, OYes, PYes, OUnknown
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Supports "phasing out" Fracking? Yes, TYes, PUnknownYes, TYes, PNo, OYes, PUnknownUnknown
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Smart Development/ Housing?Yes, PYesUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PUnknown
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Expand Access to Renewable Energy?Yes, PYes, PYesYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Water Quality and Access?Yes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Reforstation/ Planting Trees? Yes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PUnknownYes, P
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100 Green Energy Goals?Yes, PYes, PYesYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Civil Rights legislation to prevent Enviornmental Discrimination? UnknownYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, OUnknown
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Retrain Fossil Fuel Workers?Yes, PYes, PYesYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, OYes, P
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Evidence Based Policy? Yes, PYes, PYesYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Polluters Pay?Yes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknown
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Disaster Management/ Mitigation/ Planning/ Response? Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PUnknownYes, P
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Create Climate Refugee Status?UnknownUnknownUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, OUnknown
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Fixing Infrastructure?Yes, PYes, PYesYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, O
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Expanding Green Energy Storage?Yes, PYes, PYesYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Connects Solutions with Education?Yes, PUnknownUnknownYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, OYes, P
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Sets Emissions Standards/ Limits?Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Changes to Agricultural Practices?Yes, PYes, PYes, TYes, PYes, PUnknownYes, PYes, OUnknown
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Protect Public Lands from Fossil Fuel Extraction? Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, TYes, PUnknownYes, O Yes, O Yes, P
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End Oil & Gas Subsidies?Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, O Yes, O Yes, PYes, P
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Supports Green New Deal ?Yes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, P
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Tax Cedits for Green Energy Transition?Yes, PYes, PYes, TUnknownYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, PYes, P
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No longer insure/invest in fossil fuel?UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownYes, PYes, OYes, P
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Data For Progress- Green New DealThrough
Very Throrough
ThroughThroughThroughVery ThroroughVery ThroroughThorough
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Likely to Follow Through?
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Leauge of Conservation Voters (LVC) Lifetime Score
83%*99%NA96%100%96%92%100%NA
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Green Peace ScoreB+A-BBB+C+AA-C+
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350 Action Score1/33/32/32/32/32/33/33/32/3
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*Biden's lifetime score is from 2007, when Senator, all others 2018
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Last Updated 11-4-2019
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