ODP Exclusive Interview: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Gets Real on Climate Progress

Senator Whitehouse believes the Biden Administration should go big and go bold on climate change policy:

“I would say ‘Just Do It!” Do it big, do it fast, and let the results speak for themselves.  There is a reason why the Republicans had to misrepresent what the Green New Deal was and then attack their own misrepresentation of the Green New Deal. It’s because the underlying policies that the Green New Deal rubric encompasses are really popular.  Don’t fight over nomenclature. Get it done. And let the facts give us the credit that will be due for making these improvements.”

He believes that a big, bipartisan climate change bill is possible and is encouraging the Biden administration to “lean in hard” on executive authorities across the government to provide Democrats on the Hill the leverage they need to get it done. Watch the whole interview here

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