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American voters rejected Trump’s climate-change-denial-as-federal-policy approach and showed their commitment to a greener future at the ballot box this month by voting on key state issues.
The Biden administration promises a return to certain Obama-era climate and energy policies — but it’s a far cry from the aggressive action favored by experts and activists.
Time is running out to prevent a catastrophic climate future.
Marianne Dhenin is a freelance writer covering social justice, politics, and the Middle East.
This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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The Trump administration has been a disaster for the environment. On just his fourth day in office, President Trump signed executive orders reviving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines after construction on both had been halted, meeting the demands of Indigenous activists and other protestors who argued that the projects had not undergone requisite environmental review and would threaten local water sources and increase carbon emissions. Trump also barred the Environmental Protection Agency from sharing its research with the public less than a week after his inauguration. Trump later announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. And last month, judges …
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