Will Biden Declare a National Climate Emergency?
Will President Joe Biden declare a national climate emergency amid unprecedented heat waves and droughts?
Senate Democrats have been pushing the idea of an emergency order after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) opposed a key piece of Biden's climate agenda last week. If Biden declared a climate emergency under the National Emergencies Act, he would have the power to approve elements of his climate agenda such as funding clean energy projects, impede domestic oil production and pursue litigation against oil companies. Biden is traveling to Massachusetts on Wednesday to promote his agenda to combat climate change, but sources "familiar with the president’s plans" said that he will stop short of declaring a climate emergency "but may at another point." Certain areas in the U.S. and other nations have declared climate emergencies as record-breaking global temperatures continue to rise.
Left-rated outlets criticized oil industry leaders pushing back against Biden implementing a national emergency, and highlighted how every president in the past 50 years has "declared at least one" national emergency during their term in office. Right-rated coverage highlighted how Republican lawmakers "scoffed" at the idea that Biden has the legal authority to declare an emergency and dismissed assertions from "climate alarmists" that rising global temperatures are caused by human activity.
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From the CenterWhat Is a Climate Emergency and Will Joe Biden Declare One in U.S?
For a while now, there have been rumblings that President Joe Biden will declare a climate emergency in the U.S.
Senate Democrats are urging him to do so after Democratic Senator Joe Manchin's refusal last week to back his party's spending plans to tackle climate change.
The president could declare this soon in an attempt to save and push forward his environmental agenda.
An emergency order would allow Biden to direct federal funding to clean-energy projects and give him broad powers to restrict oil drilling and curb fossil fuel flows, Bloomberg reported.