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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez seek climate emergency declaration

By Matthew Daly, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Democrats in charge of Congress and the White House, progressive lawmakers including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing the Biden administration to act ever more aggressively on climate change.
 

02/09/21
                                                               

New Bill Says Biden Must Declare a National Climate Emergency

By Common DreamsFeb Photo: JOSH EDELSON

In a sign that some members of Congress intend to hold President Joe Biden accountable for climate promises he made as a candidate, three lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill directing him to declare a national climate emergency and mobilize every resource available to halt, reverse, mitigate, and prepare for this crisis.
 
 

02/05/21
                                                               

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez seek ‘climate emergency’ declaration

By Matthew Daly

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Democrats in charge of Congress and the White House, progressive lawmakers including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing the Biden administration to act ever more aggressively on climate change.

02/05/21
                                                               

Chuck Schumer wants Biden to declare a ‘climate emergency.’ What does that mean?

By Shannon Osaka

ust a week into his term, President Joe Biden is already under pressure to act more swiftly on climate change. On Monday night, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that the newly inaugurated president should declare climate change a “national emergency,” unlocking over a hundred additional presidential powers to tackle the overheating planet. “If there ever was an emergency, the climate crisis is one,” Schumer said.

 

 

01/25/21
                                                               

Why Biden Should Declare a Climate Emergency

By Lydia Millet Photo: MARK MAKELA/ GETTY IMAGES

Last week, New Zealand became the latest country to declare climate change an emergency. Across the planet, local, regional, and national emergency declarations including those in New Zealand, Japan, and the United Kingdom now represent some 820 million citizens. The United States following suit could tip the scales—and broadcast to the rest of the world, at a crucial moment, that the country is discarding President Donald Trump’s legacy and reclaiming its role as a global citizen. It could also usefully signal to Americans, stunned from four years of whining baby-man antics and upheaval, that the climate crisis is upon us now, not in the distant future.

 

 

12/08/20