Stein campaign criticizes Obama’s approval of Arctic drilling

The campaign of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has criticized President Obama’s approval of oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

In a statement, the campaign said, “As wildfires burn up and down the drought-stricken West Coast, and new science shows 10 feet of catastrophic sea level rise as soon as 50 years from now, President Obama has just done the unthinkable. He has given thumbs up to Royal Dutch Shell to resume drilling in the Arctic Ocean. This is game over for the climate.” The campaign said Stein “is the only presidential candidate calling for a specific climate solution as big as the crisis demands.”

Less than a week before the 2012 presidential election, when Stein was the Green nominee, Stein was arrested in Texas while attempting to resupply protesters camping out in trees to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.

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