Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s VP Pick: ‘Humans have a responsibility to do something” about climate change


By: - Climate DepotJuly 22, 2016 8:47 PM

What You Need To Know About Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s Vice President Pick

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/07/22/3801047/tim-kaine-hillary-vp/

Clinton announced Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate on Friday night in a text message to her supporters. The post What You Need To Know About Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s Vice President Pick appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Kaine has spoken out strongly about the need to address global climate change. In 2012, he said “humans have a responsibility to do something” about climate change. He has a lifetime score of 91 percent from the League of Conservation Voters, opposed the Keystone XL pipeline and protected 400,000 acres of land from being developed when he was governor of Virginia.

However, Kaine’s climate record does come with a couple caveats. He has supported offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and also supported a measure that fast-tracked the building of natural gas terminals.