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Later this evening President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will convene for the final presidential debate before the general election on November 3rd. While the first debate had an unexpected question on climate change from moderator Chris Wallace, tonight’s moderator NBC News’ Kristen Welker pre-selected climate change as a debate topic outright.
And as we wrote of the first debate, it is overwhelmingly apparent that climate change and green jobs are a weak spot for Trump. The President will attempt to fixate on Biden’s stance on fracking (which he’s repeatedly lied about) but Biden must remain steadfast in reiterating that the path to a clean energy economy is the best chance the United States has to create union jobs.
Why This Matters: Being truly “pro-life” entails caring for life on this planet–which would suffer an irreversible blow under a second Trump term. Furthermore as pollution has increased under the Trump administration, our children have paid the price with their health. Trump’s environmental record on the environment is abysmal, pointing to it and the damage he’s caused is an easy (and important shot) for Biden to make.
By Lew Milford With its recent executive orders on environmental justice, the Biden administration has put energy equity at the front and center of its domestic policy agenda. The challenge now is to put these principles into practice. That job has been made much more critical with the massive power outage that just crippled Texas. […]
Last Friday, the United States formally reentered the Paris Climate Agreement. This is undoubtedly good news but after four years of total climate inaction on the part of the Trump administration as well as other nations failing to meet their commitments, it’s more urgent than ever that the world comes together and gets it right. […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy. Granholm, who has positive relationships with both Democrats and Republicans, has committed to implementing science-based policy as part of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. In keeping with President Biden’s plan to pack his cabinet with diverse appointees, Granholm […]
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