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Seth Gladstone,

White House Climate Czar Gina McCarthy Must Resign

Her support for “all-of-the-above” energy policy is dangerous and absurd.


In public comments made on Tuesday in California, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy clearly stated the Biden administration's support for natural gas as part of an "all-of-the-above strategy" for power generation in the country. She went on to state that the administration wound not be "picking and choosing winners" when it came to prioritizing particular types of energy. This comes on the heels of a report from the UN's International Panel on Climate Change, released last week, that stressed the depth and urgency of the climate crisis. The "all-of-the-above" reference was also used by President Obama more than a decade ago to describe his administration's support for fossil fuels like coal and gas as part of the nation's power generation mix. In response,Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement:

"When Gina McCarthy stated her support for an 'all-of-the-above' energy plan, she knew exactly what she was saying. She was clearly and consciously endorsing filthy, polluting fossil fuels as a part of our country's energy future. Given all we know about the disastrous impacts of coal, oil and gas on our perilous climate condition, such a statement is dangerous and absurd. Ms. McCarthy must take responsibility for this unacceptable policy position and resign immediately."

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