Sanders slams Clinton record on fracking

2016-04-11 19:52
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (John Minchillo, AP File)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (John Minchillo, AP File)

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Washington - A swing through upstate New York is providing Bernie Sanders with a fresh opportunity to contrast himself with Hillary Clinton on fracking - an oil and gas drilling method that's been banned in the state.

In a lengthy riff at a rally in Binghamton, New York, Monday, Sanders hit Clinton for promoting fracking as secretary of state and only offering conditional opposition to the practice.

Sanders said eliminating the practice is critical in fighting climate change, one of his top issues. He said doing so requires "bold leadership." He also said that Clinton has not "led the opposition" against fossil fuels but rather came on board at the end.

Early in the event, Sanders' crowd booed loudly when he said Clinton's name.

Meanwhile Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is claiming to be thrifty in an email asking supporters to help him pay off more than $1 million in presidential campaign debt.

Walker said in the fundraising plea sent on Sunday that "If there is one thing the American people learned about me during our presidential campaign, it is that I am thrifty."

Walker spent more than $90 000 a day on his 70-day run for president.

Walker said in the email he's thrifty because he likes to use coupons and shop sales racks.

The email says anyone who donates $45 will receive a Walker presidential campaign T-shirt. But due to a lack of resources, size and colour requests won't be honoured.

Walker says the shirts can be framed or made into a pillow or bag.

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