For Immediate Release – May 10, 2019
Contact: Peter Hart – [email protected] – 732.839.0871
Reuters reports that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is crafting a ‘middle ground’ climate policy that would deepen the country’s reliance on fracked gas, nuclear power, and unproven, industry-friendly ‘carbon capture’ technology.
In response, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Program Director Mitch Jones released the following statement:
“This fossil fuel-friendly agenda would amount to a death sentence for a livable climate. While establishment Democrats like Biden seek a middle ground, our burning planet is seeking a leader that will move us off fossil fuels and towards a just and fair transition to truly clean energy, which would create hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country.
“Grassroots activism has propelled climate change to the top of the agenda for Democratic voters. Biden’s climate stance is not only uninspiring—it will doom us to climate chaos.”
At Food & Water Action, we mobilize people to reclaim their political power, hold our elected officials accountable, and resist corporate control — ensuring we all have the essential resources we need to thrive.