January 30, 2021

Dizzying Pace of Biden's Climate Action Sounds Death Knell for Era of Denialism

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

On "climate day" at the White House, President Joe Biden laid out a transformative vision for addressing climate change, The Guardian reported.

Biden signed a series of executive orders that called for: a pathway for oil and gas drilling to be banned from public lands; a third of America’s land and ocean protected; the government ditching the combustion engine from its entire vehicle fleet. The orders included an echo of the original New Deal with a plan for a civilian climate corps to restore public lands and waterways.

“The whole approach is classic Biden; working-class values, putting people to work,” said Tim Profeta, director of Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.