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Today I stopped by Thomas Built Buses in High Point, North Carolina. The union workers there make electric school buses. These are the kinds of jobs we will create through the American Jobs Plan. pic.twitter.com/CuTffJm5Zu
The Biden Administration is not waiting for Earth Day, it is making climate news fast and furious style, not missing the opportunity to show that tackling climate change is a whole of government endeavor. Vice President Harris and EPA Administrator Regan visited a factory in North Carolina yesterday where they are making electric school buses. At the same time, Secretary of State Blinken gave his first major remarks on how climate change is central to U.S. foreign policy and did it from the first-ever Leeds certified “green building,” which overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. And Secretary of Treasury Yellen announced a broad swath of climate goals for her agency.
As California’s drought conditions are worsening, Nestle is pumping millions of gallons of water from the San Bernardino forest. State water officials have drafted a cease-and-desist order to force the company to stop overpumping from Strawberry Creek, which provides drinking water for about 750,000 people.
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In the Biden administration’s first 100 days, the climate crisis and environmental issues have been at the forefront of the administration’s agenda. As Environment America writes in their progress report, “despite the need to rebuild many federal agencies and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden administration has already taken […]
The Biden administration released its “skinny” post-election year budget plan for government spending next year and it included large increases for battling climate change and reversing environmental injustice, particularly as compared to the Trump administration’s drastic proposed cuts in these areas.
Why This Matters: These are big increases over the Trump administration’s proposals — for NOAA it would mean 50% more. But Congress never enacted those truly skinny budgets — they actually modestly increased or held most environmental spending steady.
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