Joe Biden could declare a climate emergency

Joe Biden could declare a climate emergency this week

Ivan Rodriguez Gelfenstein

R. Gelfenstein - Climate change affecting different regions of the planet is one of the main issues on President Joe Biden's agenda. Apparently, the country's president would try to direct federal funds toward clean energy projects, while limiting oil extraction and stopping fossil fuel flows.

A statement issued Friday by Biden is seen as spearheading the alternatives he intends to implement if he doesn't find resonance in the initiatives he has proposed.

"If the Senate does not take action to address the climate crisis and strengthen our national clean energy industry, I will take strong executive action to respond at this time," part of the text reads.

In this regard, the Washington Post reports that three expert sources on the subject and whose names are unknown, say that an announcement is being worked on that will include a series of actions and measures to contain the carbon emissions that cause general global warming.

Under this approach, an emergency declaration would give Biden the power to redirect federal funds toward clean energy projects at the expense of fossil fuel exports, a mainstay of the U.S. economy.

Of course, Biden knows he can leverage more than 100 special powers designed with financial resources to deal with natural disasters and even terrorist attacks.

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