President Biden Announces Executive Action on Climate Change

Offshore Wind Farm

On Wednesday, President Biden announced new executive orders to address climate change, after a failed effort in Congress. 

"This is an emergency, and I will look at it that way," President Biden said. "It is literally, not figuratively, a clear and present danger." 

The executive actions focus on three themes: fighting the heat, energy bills, and wind energy. President Biden said his administration will direct $2.3 billion in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) program to help communities be more resilient to heat waves, wildfires, and other natural disasters, expand the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, and direct the Interior Department to expand offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico. 

The president fell short of declaring a climate emergency; however, more executive actions are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The MCC highlighted the environment in the "Our Common Home" issue of Messenger and its accompanying podcast, "Breaking Down the Glasgow Climate Conference".

July 22, 2022 - 10:12am
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