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THE ISSUES / ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY
The Candidates:
• George W. Bush
• John Kerry
• Ralph Nader
• Third Parties
Showdown States:
The Conventions:
• Democratic
• Republican


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Editor's note: This chart features brief summaries of candidates' viewpoints on some issues, based on their statements and records. Most candidates have offered more comprehensive explanations of their positions on these and other issues. More information may be found on their campaign Web sites.
Drilling in ANWR
Alternative fuels
Energy policy
Gas mileage requirements
Favors opening refuge for gas and oil exploration, drilling
Proposed $1.7 billion to develop hydrogen-powered fuel cells
Supports market-based solution to improve air quality
Supports 1.5 mpg increase for SUVs, light trucks by 2007
Opposes oil exploration in Arctic refuge
Promotes clean, renewable fuel sources, especially ethanol
Set goals, incentives to reduce dependence on fossil fuels
Push new gas requirements, hybrid cars, hydrogen fuel
Opposes oil exploration in Arctic refuge
Invest in renewable energies such as wind, solar power
Do not subsidize energy interests; promote sustainable energy
Push for more efficient automobiles, energy sources
Drilling in ANWR
Alternative fuels
Energy policy
Gas mileage requirements
NOTE
• AG: Attorney General; ANWR: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; CAFÉ: Standards that provide tax and other incentives for consumers to purchase and alternative fuel vehicles; COPS: Community Oriented Policing Program; DOMA: Defense of Marriage Act; GLBT: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered; NCLB: No Child Left Behind; NMD: National Missile Defense.
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