President Biden on Wednesday is expected to again use his weapon of choice, the executive order, in fighting climate change, apparently figuring if he can’t get congressional support he’ll do it himself.
A White House spokeswoman said Tuesday the President will announce new federal measures aimed at the climate crisis and do so during a trip to Massachusetts.
Spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre also said the President will not declare a climate emergency. He’s said to be holding off on such an emergency decree that would literally extend his powers to include billions of federal dollars in the fight against global warming. It would also allow him to bypass Congress.
In recent days, Biden’s climate agenda was disrupted again by Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin who came out against it, apparently forcing the President to skirt getting support of the Senate and House.
“The President made clear that if the Senate doesn’t act to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen our domestic clean energy industry, he will. We are considering all options and no decision has been made,” the official said according to CNN.