The president may put his political future on that idea
Washington In 2017, when Donald Trump J. announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement in response to global warming in the world’s greatest effort, he declared: “I was chosen to represent Pittsburgh, no citizens of Paris.”
Yesterday, President Biden went to Pittsburgh to try to refute.
This will be a tough bet. For Biden, a $2 trillion infrastructure plan is to create hundreds of thousands of union positions in wind and solar energy, electric vehicles, and building roads and bridges. Even the most basic infrastructure projects will have a climate perspective: new roads and bridges will be built to withstand the high tides and brutal storms brought about by climate change.
“I am a union boy. I support unions, and unions have established a middle class. Biden said in Pittsburgh.
He promised to provide “high-paying jobs” for “American workers” who make “American products.”
That is not a new promise. For decades, Democrats have insisted that “work that is not good for the environment” is the wrong choice. But in terms of the scale of his proposal and the guts of his promise, Biden may be putting his political future on this idea.
Union leaders said they will temporarily work with him to realize his vision of conquering climate change, even if it changes the workplace. Some of these leaders support Trump from 2016 to Biden in 2020.