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Biden's climate action has social media support

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President Joe Biden quickly made his mark on where he wants to see policy by signing over a dozen executive orders on his first day of office.
Biden signs executive orders on climate, rejoins Paris Accord and calls for action on #climatecrisis.

President Joe Biden has signed executive orders that aim to conserve 30% of the country's lands and waters in the next 10 years, double the nation's offshore wind energy and move to an all-electric federal vehicle fleet, the Associated Press reported.

Biden says his climate team plans to deal with the issue of climate change with a "greater sense of urgency" as the nation has already "waited too long to deal with this climate crisis." He said he signed the executive order to "supercharge our administration's ambitious plan to confront the existential threat of climate change."

Growth Energy says ethanol is well-positioned to lower the nation's carbon footprint. A study done last year found that transitioning to higher ethanol blends (from E10 to E15) would lower greenhouse gas emissions by 17.62 million tons per year.

As expected, not everyone is on board.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced his intentions to sue the federal government over the environmental legislation, The Hill reported. Abbott claims to have sued the Obama administration 31 times where he was the Texas attorney general.

Here's a look at what people are saying on social media.

The planet is hotter now than it has been for at least 12,000 years, a period spanning the entire development of human civilization, according to research.

Posted by Conservation International on Thursday, January 28, 2021

We can't end the #ClimateCrisis with fossil fuels. Today's executive orders by President Joe Biden are a giant step towards a 100% green energy America.

Posted by Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Thank you President Biden for taking bold climate action! Moms Clean Air Force statement https://www.momscleanairforce.org/press-releases/biden-climate-day-executive-orders/

Posted by Moms Clean Air Force on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

 

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