Here’s Where Clinton Talked Environment in Her Nomination Acceptance Speech
Hillary Clinton, in a nearly hour-long speech accepting the
Democratic nomination for president, wove several environmental issues into a
broader theme of her participation in public service and efforts to help
Clinton, the first woman to be nominated for president by a
major U.S. political party, highlighted why environmental pollution that
affects an individual community matters, why climate action is necessary and
why climate action is feasible and good for the economy.
Here’s what Clinton said about:
the city of 100,000 that was exposed to lead contaminated drinking water after
its water source was switched without appropriate treatment methods in place.
“It's true... I sweat the details of policy--whether we're
talking about the exact level of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Mich.,
the number of mental-health facilities in Iowa, or the cost of your prescription
drugs. Because it's not just a detail if it's your kid--if it's your family.
It's a big deal. And it should be a big
deal to your president.”
an issue Democrats cited all week as a reason that Clinton is the only choice
for president, given Donald Trump’s past comments describing climate change as
“I believe in science. I believe that climate change is real
and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean
energy jobs, which Democrats highlighted in their 2016
platform as a way that climate action benefits both the environment and the
“In my first 100 days, we will work with both parties to
pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.
Jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small
business, and infrastructure.”