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Climate Policy in the Early Months of the Biden Administration

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President, The JBS Group

Stronberg is a senior executive and attorney with over 40 years of experience in federal and state energy, environmental and sustainability issues. He is the founder and principal of The JBS...

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  • Feb 25, 2021

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I was invited by the Elders Climate Action (ECA) organization to address climate policy and politics as the Biden administration settles into office and the 117th Congress begins its work in earnest.

Elders Climate Action is a project of the Elders Action Network. ECA's members and its14 chapters advocate for environmental protection and encourage other elders to join in climate action. 

Over the course of the hour's presentation I walked the group through what I see happening in all three branches of government. I spoke of what the White House and Congress were talking about--together and a part--and what policies and programs I thought might be put in place over the next 12 months. Themes that I emphasized included Jobs, Justice, and Made in America.



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Matt Chester on Feb 25, 2021

Thanks for sharing, Joel-- the current political situation proves pretty interesting (even if not ideal) given the 50-50 split in Congress, tilting toward the Democrats via tie-breaker if it gets to that point. Seems like this has muted some of what's possible for Biden-- how much do you think he'd be more aggressive in climate action in the coming two years, at least, if he had a more solid majority? Or does that gridlock perhaps provide cover of not having to go further left on this action than perhaps he may be comfortable with? 

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Linda Stevens on Feb 26, 2021

Great information. These are exciting times. I see the need for geospatial to be part of an integrated energy and environmental policy. By using spatial data from both disciplines with modeling tools, smarter policies can definitely be developed. 

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Thank Joel for the Post!
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