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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 Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer More than three years after Hurricane Harvey, officials are still clashing over how to disperse aid. In the first $1 billion round of support, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush made some questionable calculations, leaving the hardest-hit communities in its most populous city without a penny in federal aid according to the […]
It’s spring in Paris, they are still struggling with COVID, and yet thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Paris and numerous other French cities to protest climate change. The French legislature is considering a law to impose tougher measures to combat climate change, but many believe the proposals are not sufficient and so they staged marches in Nancy, Toulouse, Rennes, Lyon, Grenoble, as seen in social media posts.
Why This Matters: Because of the Paris Agreement, France is associated with climate change progress.
As California’s drought conditions are worsening, Nestle is pumping millions of gallons of water from the San Bernardino forest. State water officials have drafted a cease-and-desist order to force the company to stop overpumping from Strawberry Creek, which provides drinking water for about 750,000 people.
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