Sunday, April 12, 2015

Enviros cautiously optimistic about new Senate leader

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What do environmentalists think of Chuck Schumer, the new Senate Democratic leader?

Elana Schor writes in Politico:

"Environmentalists see Harry Reid as their champion, a Senate leader who fought the nuclear industry and steered billions of dollars to solar and wind power.

"Chuck Schumer is a frequent lightning rod for liberals, who lament his ties to Wall Street and groaned when he said last year that fracking “has worked quite well.”

"Still, greens are cautiously optimistic for the dawning Schumer era in Senate Democratic leadership — pointing to reasons to think he’ll have their backs on issues like climate change, chemical safety and tighter limits on the nation’s oil and gas boom. On certain issues, some even hope he’ll be in their camp more than Reid has been."

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