Joe Biden demonstrates how not to design a climate plan
May 14 2019
Biden also does well among people who say they want to continue the Obama legacy, but beating President Donald Trump is even more important to Granite State voters.
His fellow Democratic 2020 hopefuls said that will not be enough. Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (Texas) and Sens.
AS Cnn reported, Congressional Republicans are pushing back against White House hopeful Joe Biden after the former vice president dismissed the notion that the usa should be anxious about China as a geopolitical competitor, writes the Washington Post.
In addition to recommitting to the Paris climate accord and maintaining vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations, reportsReuters, Biden's proposal "will likely also be supportive of nuclear energy and fossil fuel options like natural gas and carbon capture technology".
The exclusive reporting cities two key sources: Heather Zichal, Biden's informal advisor on climate change policy, and an unnamed former energy department official advising the campaign.
As Common Dreams reported in April, Sanders won praise from environmental groups after he unveiled a sweeping climate agenda calling for a Green New Deal, an end to oil exports, a complete ban on fracking, and a moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects.
A recent CNN poll showed that climate change is the top issue for Democratic voters.
It's probably too early to criticize this vague set of ideas until we see exactly what it entails.
Those backing Biden range from former New Hampshire governor John Lynch, a moderate, to former representative Carol Shea-Porter, who retired a year ago as one of the state's most prominent progressives.
We're not naive here. "They care a lot about foreign policy".
But Biden dismissed these concerns and said most border-crossers were now actively seeking asylum while taking advantage of "catch and release" legal loopholes. "What I'm not going to do is get into what he wants me to do". He no doubt remembers what happened to Hillary Clinton, whose comment that we should deal with coal's inevitable decline by helping people in communities affected by it was received far less warmly than Donald Trump's lie that he'd bring all the coal jobs back.
"We are convinced that the work environment, pay and benefits will satisfy the criteria a marriage would normally have to deal for", said Biden spokesman TJ Ducklo.
Asked whether he might consider the mayor as a vice presidential pick if he wins the nomination, Biden said "he is qualified to be mayor, to be president, to be senator, anything". "We're better than that". "These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to contribute fully".