President-elect Biden pledges to push climate agenda despite legislative obstacles
By Brian Roewe
National Catholic Reporter
November 10, 2020
When President Donald Trump announced in 2017 his intention to make the United States the first and lone nation in the world to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, he justified the move by saying he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”
But three years later, it was voters in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania that delivered the presidency to his Democratic opponent Joe Biden, who has vowed to immediately re-enter the global climate accord as the first step in enacting his ambitious environmental platform built on the prospect of jobs and justice.