But is she? At the beginning of the campaign, she was reluctant to address the largest issue the world has ever faced at all. It was only because Senator Sanders had installed it as the keystone of his platform and, when he emerged as her only true contender, she could no longer avoid speaking about it.
So she made a big deal about supporting the Clean Power Plan, which advocates small, incremental changes.
Well, now is not the time for small, incremental changes. Now is well past the time for anything but huge, ambitious, planet-saving, revolutionary actions. We must stop using oil... now. And we can. That's easy. We have crowdsourced all sorts of solutions for all sorts of applications in abundance, and a surprising amount of those solutions come from teenagers. The only thing deliberately and violently stopping us from naturally moving in this direction is a few families who quite enjoy the money they get from oil and munitions.
Even if we took Hillary at her word, her actions prove that she will do the opposite. If you don't listen to her words and look at her actions, her voting record speaks volumes about what she values and where she will take us. This is the woman who sold fracking all over the world with the Global Shale Gas Initiative according to Politifact. "The United States will promote the use of shale gas. Now, I know that in some places is controversial. But natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel available for power generation today, and a number of countries in the Americas may have shale gas resources," Clinton said in a 2009 speech promoting fracking to the Inter-American Development Bank.