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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.
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 […]
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer While some of President Biden’s cabinet nominees have had tumultuous hearings this week, but Tom Vilsack was easily confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture yesterday. Vilsack held the same post for the entirety of the Obama administration and spent the interim years working as a dairy industry CEO. During his […]
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