The problem is, he can’t get Congress to act. So like any good authoritarian, he will do it himself. Democracy is such a pain in the butt!
Get ready to be mobilized!
According to the Washington Times:
President Biden is prepared to announce executive actions to combat the threat of climate change, say lawmakers who have spoken to the president and are urging him to act unilaterally now that Congress’ negotiations on green energy legislation have fallen apart.
Mr. Biden is expected to announce steps he will take to reduce carbon emissions as soon as Wednesday when he visits the shuttered Brayton Point power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, to talk about what he is calling a climate crisis.
“I don’t know the exact words the president is going to use but I think that Joe Biden is poised to use his commander-in-chief authority to invoke a domestic mobilization against the climate crisis,” said Sen. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat.
Senate Democrats are urging Mr. Biden to act unilaterally now that Sen. Joe Manchin III, a West Virginia Democrat and powerful moderate, has dropped his support for new clean energy tax breaks in a party-line spending bill, killing any chance of legislative action on a climate bill.