“Read the polls, Jack —I need a win.”
According to a report from The Daily Caller, President Biden is preparing to declare a climate emergency; he hopes this will help him ram his green climate agenda through Congress and save his failing poll numbers.
Joe will move to reduce greenhouse emissions with a number of new policy initiatives. “The internal discussions come after Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told party leaders last week that he opposes the plans to advance this month’s significant economic package that includes billions of dollars toward slashing carbon emissions and promoting green energy,” The Daily Caller reports.
“Realistically there is a lot he can do and there is a lot he will do,” said White House Economic Adviser Jared Bernstein.
But just because they could doesn’t mean they should, according to American Exploration & Production Council CEO, Anne Bradbury.
“Unilaterally declaring a climate emergency will not reduce emissions by one molecule,” Bradbury said on Twitter Tuesday. “In fact, many of the policies that could follow from declaring a climate emergency would increase emissions while driving up costs for American families.”
“There is probably nothing more important for our nation and our world than for the United States to drive a bold, energetic transition in its energy economy from fossil fuels to renewable energy,” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) told reporters on Monday, according to the Post.
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