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The climate plan that Joe Biden released this week is ultimately a jobs plan–one that envisions our nation on a sustainable trajectory with abundant jobs provided by the build-out of a clean energy economy. Biden received the endorsement of multiple unions for his plan and seized the opportunity to present a vision of America that takes urgent action on climate change as it calls upon its inherent ingenuity and workforce to bring that vision to life. It’s inspiring, it’s forward-thinking, and best of all it’s realistic at a time when coronavirus has pushed us into Depression-era unemployment.
Meanwhile, we have President Trump who refuses to acknowledge massive job loss, and whose official jobs creation plan is bare-bones. In fact, this past week, Ivanka Trump in her official capacity as a White House employee promoted a new ad campaign dubbed, “Find Something New.” The move was widely viewed as toe deaf as the Trump White House has not made any indication that it will invest in the jobs of tomorrow.
So that’s where each candidate stands on job creation.
by Kate Cullen “A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. Congress pushes for an economic stimulus that dramatically scales-up the transition to a net zero emissions” Today, this feels like an unthinkable headline, but after working on these issues in the U.K., I’ve come to believe that bipartisan action to decarbonizing the U.S. economy may not […]
It’s the time of year that Congress passes funding bills for agencies and this year’s mashup of bills — known as a “minibus” because it only funds some parts of the government — is chock full of environmental provisions intended to reverse Trump rollbacks, take actions the Administration has blocked, and to prevent them from taking others.
With hurricane season about to enter its peak, The Hill reported that six Democratic Senators demanded that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provide them assurances that they will put tougher rules in place to prevent another “Sharpie-gate” from interfering with the work of the weather and climate scientists at the agency.
Why This Matters: Dems are right to demand that there will be no political interference with agency forecasts during this hurricane season — the public’s safety must be paramount.
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