Treehugger's Brian Merchant asks a timely question in the face of some political news coming out of Minnesota: How green is Al Franken?
After a drawn-out, months-long legal battle by Republican Norm Colemen, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled 5-0 that Franken won by 312 votes in that state's U.S. Senate race. His win gives the Democrats a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate and will make it easier for President Obama to push his agenda.
Brian looked at Franken's campaign website and finds it fairly hip to a greener way of getting things done. In particular, Franken is very pro-renewable energy:
Renewable energy is win-win-win-win-win, and we should back it not only with our words, but with our resources. We should also invest in conservation – energy efficiency, light rail and increased CAFE standards are all part of that.
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