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The mainstream media’s projection that Joe Biden would win the race for the White House prompted the former vice president to claim a climate mandate from voters wanting bold action on energy and environmental issues. Delivering his victory speech in Wilmington, Del., Biden listed several issues that dominated the campaign including the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, systemic racism, and also climate. He announced the outcome of the election has “given us a mandate for action.”
By picking U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D, Cal.) as his vice-presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden is setting up a fight over fracking and the Green New Deal with western lawmakers.
In the backrooms of Washington’s corridors, it may not always be clear who has a seat at the table. But when major policy proposals are rolled out the evidence starts to emerge in the details–even the footnoted references.
Two leading Colorado lawmakers still have not commented a week after the Sunrise Movement, a major environmental group supporting them, employed disinformation tactics to deceive reporters and strongarm Denver’s mayor.
Democrats and environmental champions tout climate and environmental issues as key battlegrounds in the 2020 race, but a forum held in DC this week found that while an important issue for some voters and candidates, not all are on board with radical climate activism, particularly voters in the west.