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Biden Considers Climate Proposal to Draw Bernie Supporters

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 May 2020 10:02 PM

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has committed to adding a climate plan to his agenda as a way of luring Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., supporters and other far-left allies to his side, according to The Wall Street Journal.

But some states like Pennsylvania, a key battleground state, are depicting Biden as an anti-oil and gas candidate.

Biden has expressed willingness to deal with climate change by investing in clean energy innovations and policies that keep minority communities from feeling the overwhelming burden of pollution.

Last week, Biden teamed with Sanders to create a climate task force that will be led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who designed the Green New Deal, and Democrat John Kerry, who helped hammer out the Paris Climate Agreement. 

"He looks forward to reviewing recommendations from the task force to build upon his ambitious ideas, but it is not about shifting left or right," Stef Feldman, Biden policy director, told the Journal. "It is about following the science, investing in our economy, and pioneering a clean energy revolution that will tackle climate change and put people back to work with new good-paying jobs."

Biden has also pitched a $1.7 trillion climate plan that calls for net-zero emissions by 2050. Some progressives, however, have said the plan does not go far enough to deal with climate change.

"We've gotta be clear that we need to win an election here, and Joe Biden really has a youth problem," said Varshini Prakash, a member of Biden's climate task force and the executive director of the climate advocacy group Sunrise Movement.

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As a way of luring Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., supporters and other far-left allies to his side, Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has committed to adding a climate plan to his agenda, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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