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Biden Announces Sweeping Policy Changes to Combat ‘Climate Crisis’

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Biden Announces Sweeping Policy Changes to Combat ‘Climate Crisis’

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday revealed details of a set of broad environmental executive actions aimed at further tackling what he called the “existential threat” of climate change. The new “whole of government” Biden administration policies seek to put “climate change at the center of our domestic, national security and foreign policy,” and is drawing criticism for its high cost and potential job losses as the United States is already facing huge pandemic related job losses. Biden and his climate team said the package of policy changes seek to create jobs in the clean energy industry, but opponents to the radical changes say it will have the immediate impact of destroying millions of jobs in the fossil fuel industry and energy independence. Biden did not address the direct impact of job loss from the forced move toward renewable energy sources but emphasized the creation of jobs in the renewable energy …

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