Statement in Response to Pres. Biden’s Climate Executive Orders

Climate Generation recognizes the urgent need for climate justice, coming off the warmest year on record (2020) and warmest decade on record impacting communities worldwide; there is no time to lose and President Biden has begun the urgent steps we must take.

Following his actions on Day 1 to rejoin the Paris climate agreement and revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit, today, President Biden is going even further: no new oil and gas drilling on federal lands; elevating the climate crisis to a national security issue; elevating environmental justice across policies; reinstating and strengthening regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and power plants and reducing dangerous methane emissions; in addition to launching a climate corps to galvanize Americans to rebuild a just clean energy economy.

We applaud these efforts and look forward to press bold action on climate change that matches what science and justice demand across our work with educators, youth and communities.

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