Joe Biden for President

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Joe Biden will lead the way in restoring critical environmental and public health protections to safeguard our water and communities.

Joe Biden will use the power of the federal government to fight environmental injustice. He has committed to holding polluters accountable for the damage they do to communities. Joe Biden will restore our country’s global role in addressing climate change and has committed to significant investments in clean energy and to aggressive reductions in climate change emissions. He is committed to critical democracy reforms to ensure that people and community voices are not drowned out by money in politics, lack of ballot access, and ethics problems.

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Joe Biden will defend and strengthen clean water and clean air protections

  • Reverse Trump administration rollbacks of environmental and health protections

  • Hold polluters accountable through strengthened enforcement of environmental laws

  • Ensure all communities have clean and safe water

  • Make decisions driven by data and science

  • Promote broad infrastructure investment that supports safe healthy communities and resilience to climate change

Graphic -- Joe Biden will defend and strengthen clean water and clean air protections

Joe Biden will make environmental justice a priority

  • Use an All-of-Government Approach to coordinate federal government activities to fight environmental racism

  • Revise and re-invigorate the 1994 Executive Order on Environmental Justice

  • Establish an Environmental and Climate Justice division within the Department of Justice

Graphic -- Joe Biden will make environmental justice a priority

Joe Biden will be a leader on climate change and a clean energy economy

  • Ensure the US achieves a 100% clean energy economy and net zero emissions no later than 2050

  • Reach a carbon free power sector by 2035

  • End fossil fuel subsidies and ban new oil and gas permits on public lands 

  • Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and restore leadership in the global effort to reduce emissions

Graphic -- Joe Biden has a bold plan to address clean change and invest in clean energy

Joe Biden supports reforms to make our democracy stronger and more fair

  • Require disclosure of “dark money” and establish a small dollar public financing program for federal elections

  • Introduce a constitutional amendment to eliminate private money from federal elections 

  • Strengthen rules and enforcement of campaign finance laws

  • End discrimination at the ballot box, making voting safer and accessible, ending gerrymandering, and giving states and localities the funding they need to maintain the integrity of  elections

  • Ensure accountability in Washington by strengthening ethics rules for federal officials, reducing the power of lobbyists, and giving ethics watchdogs more power to hold violators accountable

Graphic -- Joe Biden will work to strengthen our democracy

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