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Sustainable Election 2016

This project is based on a simple but powerful premise: Sustainable development would make the United States more livable, healthy, secure, and prosperous.  

Policies that promote sustainability would help grow our economy, create jobs, improve quality of life in our communities, make us healthier, reduce risks to our national security, and improve the lives of the poorest among us. They would achieve these things while protecting and restoring the environment for our generation and those that follow.

Because our elected officials make and implement laws, the views of the major party candidates for President of the United States and United States Senator from Pennsylvania on a range of sustainability issues are thus essential information on Election Day. Working under its motto “Law for Sustainability,” Widener Law Commonwealth's Environmental Law and Sustainability Center provides this information on the candidates’ sustainability positions in the spirit of public service, to help voters make informed decisions. 

Voters will choose the next President of the United States in addition to candidates for other federal, state and local offices. For more information on how to find your polling place in Pennsylvania, visit the PA Voter Services webpage.  For more information on how to register to vote in other states, visit the Rock the Vote website.

Sustainable America Election 2016

This page lists the views of the 2016 candidates for President of the United States on various sustainability issues.

Sustainable Pennsylvania Election 2016

This page lists the views of the 2016 candidates for United States Senator from Pennsylvania on various sustainability issues.


The Center does not endorse any particular candidates, and no endorsement should be implied.  In addition, the Center does not endorse or affirm the accuracy of any statements made by any candidate about matters of fact.  Research and writing for the candidates’ positions was done by Bo Bucher, Matthew Konya, Daniel Schramm, and Mark Bogush, students at Widener Law Commonwealth.