Joe Biden announced Wednesday “I’ll use my executive powers to combat the climate crisis in the absence of congressional action,” while his gaggle of climate and energy advisors continued their relentless attack on the energy industry.
Speaking in front of Brayton Point Power Station, a former coal-fired power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, Biden stated “As president, I have a responsibility to act with urgency and resolve when our nation faces clear and present danger. And that’s what climate change is about. It is literally, not figuratively, a clear and present danger. The health of our citizens and our communities is literally at stake.”
“So my message today is this. Since Congress is not acting as it should, and these guys here are,” Biden continued, signalling to Democrats in the crowd, “I said last week and I’ll say it again loud and clear. As president, I’ll use my executive powers to combat the climate crisis in the absence of congressional action.”
“We’re not getting many Republican votes,” Biden continued, adding “This is an emergency, an emergency and I will, I will look at it that way.”
Biden: “Climate change is an emergency, and in the coming weeks I’m going to use the power I have as President to turn these words into formal official government actions.” pic.twitter.com/juElQmCaj4
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