How a ‘Climate Emergency’ Could Harness Wartime Powers for the Energy Transition

By [email protected] Climate change is certainly the most urgent issue we face. But should it be formally declared an emergency?

There’s a real conversation over the label in the U.S. — and it could have a very real impact on what the president can do.

This has been a growing priority for environmental groups. Grist reported that in December, more than 380 of them sent a letter to Joe Biden’s transition team, urging him to issue an executive order mobilizing the National Emergencies Act.

And now, Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the House and Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Senate,

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