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Travis Nichols

Greenpeace Response to Official Biden Announcement--"Prove it"

In response to Joe Biden's


In response to Joe Biden's official launch of his 2020 presidential election bid, Greenpeace climate campaign specialist Charlie Jiang said:

"We're excited to watch this growing pool of candidates debate the best way to overcome the fossil fuel industry's stranglehold on our politics to tackle the climate crisis. Consensus is already building -- to begin with, more than one 2020 frontrunner has pledged to ban new oil, gas, and coal leasing on public lands on day one in office. Joe Biden has some catching up to do if he wants to show voters he'll be a champion for confronting the fossil fuel industry. Joe will have to prove it if he wants the climate vote.

"It's easy for politicians to simply acknowledge that climate change exists. What's harder is a real plan that measures up to the urgency of the crisis, including a detailed vision for ending fossil fuel expansion and protecting workers in a rapid transition to a 100% clean energy economy. We hope to see that from Vice President Biden and every serious candidate in the coming weeks."

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

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