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Climate activist Greta Thunberg slammed the Biden administration over climate policy in an interview with the Washington Post on Monday, saying it is “strange” to view Biden as a leader in the arena “when you see what does his administration “.

What she says: “The United States is expanding fossil fuel infrastructure,” Thunberg said. “Why is the United States doing this? “

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Go back: Thunberg is no stranger to denouncing climate actions that she considers ineffective or performative. Last month she called this year’s COP26 a “public relations event” and accused world leaders of “greenwashing”.

Our thought bubble, via Andrew Freedman of Axios: The Biden administration has set ambitious targets to reduce global warming greenhouse gas emissions, including achieving 100% clean electricity by 2035 and zero net emissions by 2050.

  • However, Biden’s primary tool for achieving these goals is bogged down in Congress, casting them into doubt. It is also fighting an increase in gas prices linked to the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and other factors.

  • This led Biden to call for a temporary increase in global oil production. The White House also broke its campaign promise to crack down on leasing oil and gas on federal lands, aiming instead to reform the process. However, it also greatly broadens the fields open to renewable energies, such as offshore wind power.

Go further: The effects of Manchin’s “no” on Climate Policy to Build Back Better

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