Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), incoming Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement on the climate related executive actions to be signed today by President Joe Biden.
"On his first day in office, President Biden will sign an unprecedented number of executive actions on climate change, including announcing that the United States will rejoin the Paris Agreement. I agree that President Biden must renew America’s leadership on climate change through innovation. It is an issue that threatens every community, in every country across the globe. I also uphold my view that the Paris Agreement must be improved to set all nations on the same stage and hold each to the same standards of accountability.
The United States needs healing, direction, and leadership to overcome the challenges facing our workers and economy, our environment and health, and all of our communities. To reestablish U.S. leadership and solve the climate challenge, we must use every tool, natural resource, and technology at our disposal in the cleanest way possible; we must create jobs in places like West Virginia and wherever traditional energy workers have been left behind; and we must work with our allies and trading partners and hold every nation accountable to our climate goals."