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Will Donald Trump or Joe Biden be better for the environment? Show more Show less
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With climate change posing an existential threat to the world, the 2020 United States Presidential candidates are in a unique position to make or break the future of this planet with their climate policy. Each candidate takes a starkly different stance on the environment and its intersection with the economy, trade, and scientific fact.

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Neither candidate does enough to treat the climate crisis as the emergency that it is.
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Neither candidate denounces nuclear power reactors.

Nuclear waste disposal is a long-term threat to environmental safety.
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Joe Biden supports nuclear power as a form of clean energy, a platform in line with the Democratic Party. He supported the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act and the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act. Donald Trump is relatively ambivalent to nuclear power because of his support for the oil, gas, and coal industries.[1]

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  1. https://www.postregister.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/joe-biden-supports-nuclear-power/article_57ebf964-4bae-5018-a93b-26c594b0e812.html

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