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What is President Joe Biden's plan for climate change?

Earth, climate change, weather
Posted at 12:54 PM, Jan 20, 2021

PHOENIX — When campaigning for the presidency, President Joe Biden listed four core priorities that he would commit to:

1.) Battling COVID-19
2.) Economic Recovery
3.) Fighting for Racial Equity
4.) Climate Change

The Biden Administration plans on addressing the climate crisis with what it calls a "Clean Energy Revolution."

Starting on his first day in office, President Biden states on his website that he'll sign several executive orders, many of which roll back former President Trump's environmental actions.

It's part of the 'Biden Plan' to ensure the United States achieves a 100% clean energy economy, and reaches net-zero emissions no later than 2050.

It includes requiring methane pollution limits for oil and gas operations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by preserving the current Clean Air Act, and requiring public companies to disclose climate risks.

President Biden will demand Congress to enact climate-based legislation in the first year of his presidency, which includes ways of enforcing certain actions by the end of his first term.

President Biden says his plan is also to build a stronger, more resilient nation by making investments so that roads, buildings, the electric grid, and water infrastructure will withstand the effects of climate change.

The president says this initiative will help create more than 10 million new jobs in the U.S.

The issue of climate change is not just a national threat, which is why President Biden wants to rally the rest of the world to meet that threat.

The first step is re-committing and re-joining the Paris Agreement, followed by leading an effort to get every major country to ramp up efforts of meeting and exceeding their respective climate goals.

Although climate change affects all of us, the impacts are far more drastic within the underprivileged communities.

The Biden Administration says it'll hold companies accountable that knowingly harm the environment.

Part of the 'Biden Plan' includes developing climate-based solutions within the communities hardest hit by climate change.

Finally, President Biden states that he'll fulfill the obligation to workers and communities that powered America's Industrial Revolution, specifically the coal and power plant industries.

He plans to secure the benefits coal miners and their families have asked for, along with implementing a task force that would access federal investments to help bring high-paying union jobs to those communities.

The Biden Administration looks to invest $2 trillion in his first term to create millions of jobs, boost clean energy, and end the use of harmful emissions from the U.S. power sector by the year 2035.