No-Show Green Voters

Living On Earth (Public Radio International)

About 20 million registered voters in the US list the environment as one of their top two priorities. But compared to other voters they're more likely to stay home on Election Day.

These "super-environmentalists" are also more likely to be in a minority group -- they're often African-American or Hispanic -- and they tend to be young and live in cities.

Founder of the Environmental Voter Project, Nathaniel Stinnett, joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss what it might mean for environmental policies if these 20 million "super-environmentalist" registered voters actually show up at the polls in greater numbers and what his organization is doing to get out that green vote.