Our Backyard: The candidates for President and the environment!
This edition: the candidates for President and some thoughts on endorsements and the traditional media. The two Democratic candidates for President, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as well as the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain have all put forth some plan to address energy and climate change. Grist, the Seattle-based environmental online news-zine, interviewed each candidate and fact-checked their environmental platforms and records ( http://www.grist.org/candidate_chart_08.html ). The traditional media seems to be ignoring the environment as an issue important to most people (http://www.whataretheywaitingfor.com/ ) in spite of national polls indicating people do care (http://www.pollingreport.com/enviro.htm ). The Center for Media and Democracy rates the candidates (http://www.prwatch.org/node/7225 ). Voter registration deadline: April 29, 2008 ( http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=OR ).