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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.”
Environmental activist groups opposed to oil and natural gas development have made it clear they don’t want industry executives to serve in former-Vice President Joe Biden’s potential administration, while at the same time they are seeking to push Biden to adopt restrictive climate policies.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s statement this week that he would not ban fracking if elected president was met with silence from environmental groups opposing oil and natural gas as they are seemingly unwilling to undercut his campaign.
Pushing his environmental platform further since wrapping up the Democratic presidential nomination this month, former Vice President Joe Biden floated the idea of creating a new cabinet post focused solely on climate change if elected in November.
The Sunrise Movement signaled this week that it won’t surrender its environmental crusade despite Joe Biden becoming the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The climate activist group is now aiming to force the former vice president to adapt its platform during the general election.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden once again said he would ban the production of oil and natural gas on public lands if elected during a debate in Washington, D.C. on Sunday night.