Democrats have had trouble advancing the whole of their radical Green New Deal by democratic means, so they’re now calling upon President Joe Biden to invoke abstract threats and exploit real tragedies to get their way.
Proponents of the climate alarmist legislation that would see the state’s power grow further at the expense of the populace were not placated in the least by the green handouts resultant of last year’s “Inflation Reduction Act,” which authorized well over $600 billion in spending on so-called renewable energy and climate change initiatives.
In July 2022, Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other leftist senators in the Democratic caucus penned a letter to Biden, stating:
“For too long, we have been waiting for a single piece of legislation, and a single Senate vote, to take bold action on our climate crisis. … As a result, we urge you to put us on an emergency footing and aggressively use your executive powers to address the climate crisis.”
Having not yet gotten their way in full, leftists in Washington, D.C., now seek to cite the wildfires in Hawaii — which appear to have been largely resultant of negligence and the vain pursuit of Democrats’ green agenda — as reason enough for Biden to declare a national climate emergency.
Markey, one of the authors of the original Green New Deal resolution, said in a statement to Politico:
“The devastation in Maui is a clear sign that the president must declare a climate emergency — now.”
“While FEMA is providing resources to the local heroes on the ground fighting for the lives and livelihoods of Hawaiians, the underlying climate-driven conditions of drought, extreme heat, environmental injustice, and non-resilient infrastructure will remain” …