by stormbear, Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 04:23:03 AM EST
by Bill Richardson for President, Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 01:36:50 PM EDT
Go West Young Man: And See People Walking The Walk On Global Warming.To learn more about the Western Climate Initiative and Governor Richardson's plan for a new energy revolution, click here.
Raising awareness on the issue of Global Warming is great, but I, and others, have grown increasingly anxious to see some action.
Kudos to the elected officials in the Western States (and to Governor Bill Richardson especially) for getting their act together and working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
I had the chance to listen in on the conference call announcing this initiative and what struck me was that these leaders are seeing the impact of global warming firsthand. They see the snow melt, the forest fires, they are living through the changes and they are doing something about it... what the Western Climate Initiative proves is that misleading the public is not so easy when the public can see proof you're lying with their own eyes.
A couple more things struck me about the call. Not only was it Western States, but it's two provinces of Canada and, if I understood a comment correctly, soon a province from Mexico was going to join the program.
The other thing that impressed me was the solid work of Bill Richardson here. Now that green is rapidly becoming a favorite color of many politicians, seeing how much work Richardson has actually done on the issue was refreshing. I applaud our leaders in DC for having committee meetings and so forth and setting meetings to have a meeting, but time is running short.
by CNYAlison, Thu Aug 23, 2007 at 03:19:56 PM EDT
by Ken Camp, Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 02:32:54 PM EDT
Full Disclosure: I blog at America for Richardson and am an active Bill Richardson supporter. And just because some of the naysayers will ask in the comments, in doing some family history research, at least one of my ancestors was Cherokee.
While the focus in these candidate diaries tends to be on Iraq, health care, energy, education or the environment, tomorrow three of the Democratic candidates will take their campaigns to Indian Country for a first-ever debate.
No, it isn't the co-called frontrunners who are headed to Prez on the Rez in Cabazon, California. Only Bill Richardson, Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich care enough about Native American issues to attend this debate. You will likely hear about scheduling conflicts or too many debates from those who can't attend, but the fact is that this event has been planned for months and only Richardson, Gravel and Kucinich have shown the respect necessary to win the Indian vote. And of the three, Bill Richardson has the strongest record on issues that matter most to Native Americans.
by Stephen Cassidy, Fri Jul 27, 2007 at 03:42:46 PM EDT
Being the sole Democratic candidate for President with executive branch experience, voters can evaluate Bill Richardson from the unique stand point of an actual record of implementing policy on key issues, not merely the speeches he has given.
On the issue of climate change, Richardson has offered the most aggressive plan of any candidate, proposing to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2050. But will Richardson be true to his word if he's elected President? Richardson is proving by his actions as Governor of New Mexico on global warming that the answer is yes.