Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Action
For Immediate Release– June 4, 2019
Contact: Seth Gladstone – [email protected], 917.363.6615
Washington, D.C.– “Joe Biden’s climate plan is a cobbled-together assortment of weak emissions targets and unproven technological schemes that fail to adequately address the depth and urgency of the climate crisis we face. This plan cannot be considered a serious proposal to tackle climate change.
“Biden’s focus on ‘net zero’ emissions, carbon capture programs, and vague pollution pricing schemes all point to one outcome: a society continuing to be dominated by fossil fuels, and a future of irrevocable climate chaos. The only real way to avoid this perilous future is to transition immediately to a truly clean, renewable energy economy. The way to jumpstart this transition is by banning fracking and halting all new fossil fuel development now.”
Food & Water Action is the political arm of Food & Water Watch. At Food & Water Action, we hold our elected officials accountable and ensure that those who represent us reflect and embody our core values of universal access to safe food, clean water, and a livable climate.