“We are fighting for not just ourselves but for the future,” he said. “So it seems to me that despair is not an option.”
Biden outlined new climate efforts in a speech Wednesday, but stopped short of declaring a national climate emergency.
“I don’t think he has any authority to speak on climate for the rest of our term here,” she said.
The lawmakers say it’s past time for the Biden administration to start phasing out fossil fuel leasing on public lands.
While blocking all climate initiatives, Sen. Joe Manchin funneled federal funds to protect Canaan Valley.
As the “heat apocalypse” rages across Europe, activists are pushing Biden to take real action.
Other Democrats have also questioned why Manchin is allowed to lead the powerful committee, which guides energy policy.
“Manchin represents the very wealthiest people in this country — not working families in West Virginia or America.”
The record-breaking temperatures come as Manchin has effectively killed Biden’s Build Back Better climate legislation.
Democrats are also calling for the Supreme Court to be barred from ruling on contraception or marriage equality.