President Biden and Climate Czar John Kerry unveiled a sweeping package of new proposals to help combat global warming Wednesday; including the creation of the ‘White House Interagency Council on Environmental Justice.”
“As part of an unprecedented push to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and create new jobs as the United States shifts toward cleaner energy, Biden will direct agencies across the federal government to invest in low-income and minority communities that have traditionally borne the brunt of pollution, White House officials said,” reports the Washington Post.
John Kerry is asked what his message would be to oil and gas workers who "see an end to their livelihoods":
"What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels." pic.twitter.com/i9TYXlD9Jg
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 27, 2021
White House presser with climate advisers John Kerry and Gina McCarthy https://t.co/BfL1vNV4bA
— POLITICO (@politico) January 27, 2021
“Biden will sign an executive order establishing a White House interagency council on environmental justice, create an office of health and climate equity at the Health and Human Services Department, and form a separate environmental justice office at the Justice Department. The order also directs the government to spend 40 percent of its sustainability investments on disadvantaged communities,” adds the newspaper.
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CLIMATE TO BLAME? John Kerry Says ‘Absolutely, Definitively’ a Link Between Pandemic and ‘Climate Crisis’
Former Secretary of State John Kerry linked the deadly Coronavirus pandemic and climate change during an interview with the Washington Post Wednesday; saying there was “absolutely” a connection between the two issues.
“We don’t have a direct link that says Coronavirus started because of climate change. That’s correct, we don’t know that,” admitted Kerry.
— Washington Post Live (@postlive) April 22, 2020
“But where there is a link, absolutely, definitively, there is a link. Pandemics will move more rapidly, disease will be carried more easily around the world as we warm, and as populations are dislocated because of climate crisis. That’s one link,” he added.
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BILL’S BACK! Former President Clinton to Address DNC During Tuesday Night’s Broadcast
Former President Bill Clinton will address the American people during Tuesday night’s broadcast of the Democrat National Convention; returning to the stage four years after promoting his wife for the White House.
“Clinton will speak sometime between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST from the mostly virtual convention being hosted at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee from Monday through Thursday. The event was poised to host tens of thousands of Democrats until the coronavirus pandemic altered those plans,” reports Fox News.
“Clinton’s speech on Tuesday will be accompanied by the likes of former Secretary of State John Kerry, Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Lisa Blunt Rochester of Deleware, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, also from New York, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and Jill Biden, the candidate’s wife,” adds Fox.
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