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On fracking, Sanders has a one word answer: “No.”


In response to a cut-and-dry question about whether the candidates support fracking, Sanders got the chance to clearly put daylight between his climate policy and Clinton’s. (Both candidates claim they have the most comprehensive plan to combat climate change.) 

Clinton listed a number of scenarios in which she does not support fracking (“When any locality or state is against it” or if there are methane leaks or water contamination). “By the time we get through all my conditions I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place,” she said. Sanders was more definitive: “My answer is a lot shorter: No, I do not support fracking.”