Congress failed on climate. What can Biden do now?

Posted on AllSides July 21st, 2022
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President Joe Biden promised on Wednesday that since Congress won’t tackle the climate crisis, he will.

“Let me be clear, climate change is an emergency,” Biden said, standing in front of a closed coal power plant turned renewable energy hub in Somerset, Massachusetts. “In the coming weeks, I’m going to use the power I have as president to turn these words into formal official government actions, through the appropriate proclamations, executive orders, and regulatory power that a president possesses.”

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