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Tucson, Arizona (United States), Jan 28: Top grades were received by United States Democratic president candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund (CBDAF)’s new voter guide, media reports said.
Bernie Sanders (left) and Elizabeth Warren (right). Image credit: Facebook
CBDAF's new voter guide's evaluation criteria for each Democratic presidential candidate is on wildlife extinction crisis, the climate crisis, protection for public lands, and environmental justice.
Sanders with the strongest overall environmental record received an A grade, followed by Warren with an A-.
Former Vice President Joe Biden received a C+, and Senator Amy Klobuchar received D, the lowest grade.
The evaluation of each candidate was based on his or her voting records, executive decisions, private-sector experience, campaign proposals and a questionnaire sent to all the campaigns.
“The Democratic nominee for president needs to be a bold, visionary champion of the environment, with a track record of rising to the challenge of saving our planet,” said Kierán Suckling, president of the CBDAF. “Democrats have taken environmental voters for granted for far too long. It’s heartening to see Sanders and Warren leading the charge on these issues. The rest of the party needs to follow suit.”