Barbara Boxer and the Environment
This is the fourth and final installment in a series about the environmental views of candidates for major office in California. (The others covered Meg Whitman, Jerry Brown, and Boxer’s opponent Carly Fiorina.) Boxer’s environmental views are easy to summarize: she’s very green. Her campaign site lists a long list of environmental accomplishments. It’s also the only one of the four campaign sites to have a video on environmental issues.
The contrast between Boxer and Fiorina on environmental issues is stark – even greater than the difference between Brown and Whitman. I suspect that other issues may loom larger in the campaign, but the result may still be an indicator of whether environmental protection continues to have traction in California. Of course, as with the governor’s race, turnout will be a critical factor in the results.
Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…READ more