Biden’s Early Climate Focus Forged His $2 Trillion Clean Energy Plan

“The Democratic nominee has called the Green New Deal a ‘crucial framework' for the nation’s future, but he does not support calls for a fracking ban.”

“Former Vice President Joe Biden's long political career spans the early days of hope for U.S. climate action, and the present days of alarm.

He sponsored one of the first pieces of climate legislation in Congress, a benign proposal to study the greenhouse effect that met enough resistance to signal the hard fight ahead.

More than 30 years later, as the Democratic nominee for president, Biden is seeking to seize what many see as the last opportunity for the U.S. to stave off catastrophe.”

Marianne Lavelle reports for InsideClimate News August 31, 2020.

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