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Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer visited Colorado this past weekend pledging to use unilateral executive powers as president to implement his environmental agenda if Congress does not act. He said he would give Congress a deadline of 100 days to pass a Green New Deal and that failure to do so would mean declaring a “climate emergency” that he claims would give him broad executive authority.

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California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer has entered the 2020 presidential race in pursuit of the Democratic nomination and introduced what he calls a “Justice-Centered Climate Plan.”