IT’S ONLY FEBRUARY, AND YOU ARE very likely already tired of the 2016 Presidential Election. But amid all of the terrible stories about racism, Islamophobia, and misogyny, it’s worthwhile to take a moment and recognize something good that’s happening: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are trying to out-green each other.
Case in point: Hillary Clinton just came out against drilling for oil in the Atlantic and the arctic. This is a relatively new position for Clinton, and it puts her in opposition to President Obama, who has been moving to open up the Arctic (in spite of the giant, BP oil spill catastrophe that marred Obama’s first months in office). This is just the latest in a series of changes over environmental concerns for Clinton, who also recently came out against the Keystone XL pipeline, and also said she would ban the extraction of fossil fuels from public land.