President Biden's climate action plan that advances racial equity and green jobs
Feb 3, 2021
Biden to place environmental justice at center of sweeping climate plan
President Biden made tackling America’s persistent racial and economic disparities a central part of his plan to combat climate change Wednesday, prioritizing environmental justice for the first time in a generation.
As part of an unprecedented push to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and create new jobs as the United States shifts toward cleaner energy, Biden directed agencies across the federal government to invest in low-income and minority communities that have traditionally borne the brunt of pollution.
“Lifting up these communities makes us all stronger as a nation and increases the health of everybody,” Biden said. (Read more)