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Alongside this harsh criticism, however, comes an urgent call to action. “We need to reconcile the environmental protection with the economic aspirations that we have,” Reilly says, and the four former chiefs believe Biden is the man to do that.
President Obama’s second EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy, describes Biden’s plan as “the boldest in its ambition and urgency of any that any president has ever outlined” citing its focus on putting clean energy forward as a tool for environmental justice and job creation for everyone.
Todd Whitman agrees, “Clean air, clean water — these are things that don’t respect Republican or Democrat lines, red states or blue states. We all should care about it.”
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Earlier this month, devastating floods washed through western Germany, leaving people dead and swaths of cities destroyed. It was the worst flooding Central Europe has seen in decades, and the short, intense rainfall is “one of the hallmark manifestations of a human-warmed climate,” as Yale Climate Connections put it. […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Carbon border taxes are gaining popularity in North America and Europe, but many are skeptical that taxing imports from countries with weak emissions policies will encourage climate action. Others are calling border taxes unjust. John Kerry, the U.S. Climate Envoy, called border tax policies a “last resort.” Nevertheless, Congressional Democrats have already proposed one […]
While those of us in the conservation community believe every week should be shark week, this one in particular marks the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week. Each year brings jaw-some programming that allows audiences to learn more about these incredible animals that play a pivotal role in keeping our oceans healthy, often with celebrities partaking […]
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