How does the Green Party differ from the Democratic Party on environmental issues?



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    Short answer – quite a bit. The Green Party opposes new coal and nuclear plants, which the current Democratic administration supports. The Greens also want to ban mountaintop removal mining and stop new offshore oil drilling, unlike the Democrats.

    Green candidates generally support substantial public investment in mass transit, renewable energy, and energy conservation. While Democrats have adopted many of these ideas in theory, the amount of actual investment into green programs under the Democrats remains quite small compared to the amounts spent on the Wall Street bailout, tax cuts in the stimulus package, military spending, and other current government programs.

    On climate change, Greens support the IPCC’s recommendation of cutting emissions 25-40% below 1990 levels by 2020. The Boxer-Kerry climate bill in the Senate would only cut emissions about 7% below 1990 levels by 2020.

    Greens also support labeling of genetically modified organisms and other possible health hazards in food, and stricter safety standards for clean food, air and water.

    So that this answer doesn’t become too long, you can compare the platforms yourself at and

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