Ayyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Joe Biden and some more executive order that deals with the environment.
President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders that aim to “confront the existential threat of climate change” across the federal government while emphasizing job creation and tackling racial inequity on Wednesday. “In my view, we’ve already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis. We can’t wait any longer,” said Mr. Biden, speaking at the White House. “We see it with our own eyes. We feel it. We know it in our bones. And it’s time to act.” The president cast many of the executive orders as opportunities for job creation, among other things pledging to use the purchasing power of the federal government to buy a vast fleet of zero emissions vehicles. “This will mean one million new jobs in the American automobile industry,” he said.
Biden’s international climate envoy, John Kerry, said earlier in the day that the United States would host an international climate change summit on Earth Day, April 22. “The convening of this summit is essential to ensuring that 2021 is going to be the year that really makes up for the lost time of the last four years,” Kerry said. He also pledged that by that date he would announce a new set of specific targets detailing how the United States would lower its carbon dioxide emissions under the terms of the Paris Agreement, the international climate accord from which former President Donald Trump had withdrawn, and which Biden has rejoined.
Federal agencies will be ordered to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies “and identify new opportunities to spur innovation.” Separately, Biden called on the campaign trail for overhauling tax breaks to oil companies worth billions of dollars to the oil, coal and gas industries to help pay for his $2 trillion climate change plan, although that plan is expected to face strong opposition in Congress.