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Environmental Organization Endorses Edwards

According to the New York Times Friends of the Earth Action, endorsed John Edwards candidacy for the Democratic nomination on Sunday.

Compared to the other candidates, Edward's plans were favored. The group liked his proposals to fight global warming, and his opposition to nuclear power plants and the influence of lobbyists on policy, said Brent Blackwelder, the organization's president.

“Edwards is razor sharp and clear: we don’t want to go the route of nuclear power plants,? said Mr. Blackwelder. However,Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton are exploring the options of nuclear power.

Mr. Edwards, accepting the endorsement, said: “I am opposed to the building of new nuclear power plants, which is different from the position taken by Senator Clinton and Senator Obama.?

His environment initiatives include capping greenhouse gas pollution starting in 2010, and reducing it by 20 percent by 2020 and then 80 percent by 2050. In addition, his proposals include investing in renewable energy sources, and an energy fund that auctions off $10 billion in greenhouse pollution permits and repealing subsidies for big oil companies. (New York Times)

The endorsement follows MoveOn voters choosing Edwards as the candidate with the best policy concerning global warming.