This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (Part 6)
Only one party recognizes the urgent existential crisis facing our planet. Only one party believes in science and solutions. 1/22
#Democrats will partner with states and local communities to make smart investments to avoid the loss of life and property, prevent flooding, mitigate disaster risks, and adapt to costly, growing climate impacts. 2/22 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction
#Democrats recognize that climate change poses serious risks to the economy and the financial system.
We will require public companies to disclose climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions in their operations and supply chains. 3/22 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction
#Democrats will hold polluters and corporate executives accountable for intentionally hiding or distorting material information and for affecting the health and safety of workers and communities. 4/22 #DemPartyPlatform #EnvironmentalJustice #accountability
#Democrats will empower and stand with workers and communities who have put their health and lives on the line and who have been impacted by the changing energy market, 5/22 #DemPartyPlatform #DemClimatePlan #ClimateAction
#Democrats will continue to fight to protect retirees’ health and pension benefits, shoring up the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund,expanding the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to include those harmed by our nation’s nuclear weapons efforts 6/22 #DemPartyPlatform #BlackLung
#Democrats will ensure that the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act includes uranium miners exposed to radiation on the job, and increasing funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission to support locally-driven economic development priorities. 7/22 #DemPartyPlatform
#Democrats will hold fossil fuel companies accountable for cleaning up abandoned mine lands, oil/gas wells/industrial sites,so these facilities no longer pollute local environments &can be safely repurposed to support new economic activity, includ in the heart of coal country8/22
#Democrats will support the most historically far reaching public investments and private sector incentives for research, development, demonstration, and deployment of next-generation technologies, once again making the United States the world’s leader in #innovation. 9/22
#Democrats will challenge the best &brightest scientists, innovators &entrepreneurs in the world to pursue breakthrough opportunities in energy storage, heavy-duty trucking &freight solutions,sustainable aviation fuels,direct air capture &net-negative emissions technologies10/22
Dems will advance innovative technologies that create cost-effective pathways for industries to decarbonize: carbon capture & sequestration that permanently stores greenhouse gases & advanced nuclear that eliminates waste associated with conventional nuclear technology, 11/22
#Democrats will take these measures while ensuring environmental justice and other overburdened communities are protected from increases in cumulative pollution. 12/22 #DemPartyPlatform #EnvironmentalInnovation #EnvironmentalJustice
All of these investments will create jobs for blue-collar workers, including in fenceline communities, help decarbonize American industries, and create valuable new exports to help mitigate climate change around the world.13/22 #DemPartyPlatform #EnvironmentalInnovation
America’s national parks and monuments, public lands, and marine protected areas are treasures that should be held in trust for future generations. 14/22
#DemPartyPlatform #ProtectPublicLands #NationalParks
#Democrats will protect these precious places and preserve America’s unspoiled wildernesses for hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping by codifying the roadless rule,and grow America’s outdoor recreation economy, which supports millions of jobs in rural areas. 15/22 #roadlessrule
#Democrats will immediately reverse the Trump Administration’s harmful rollbacks of protections for national monuments like Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. 16/22 #DemPartyPlatform #ProtectNationalParks
#Democrats support banning new oil & gas permitting on public lands & waters, modifying royalties to account for climate costs, and establishing targeted programs to enhance reforestation and develop renewables on federal lands and waters. 17/22 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction
#Democrats will take action to protect wildernesses and waters, and require full, rigorous, and transparent scientific and environmental reviews of any proposed mining projects near national treasures.18/22 #DemPartyPlatform #ProtectPublicLands #ClimateAction
#Democrats will protect wildlife habitats and biodiversity, slow extinction rates, and grow America’s natural carbon sinks by conserving 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030. 19/22
#DemPartyPlatform #ProtectWildlife #biodiversity
#Democrats support fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund to increase resources for conserving public lands and waters and incentivizing voluntary conservation efforts on private lands, including through private-sector ecosystems markets. 20/22 #DemPartyPlatform
And #Democrats will ensure America’s public lands and waters reflect the diversity of our country by engaging all Americans in the great outdoors,21/22 #DemPartyPlatform #diversitymatters #outdoorlife
#Democrats will build a diverse workforce in our land management agencies, and protect landscapes, marinescapes, and cultural sites that tell the full story of America. 22/22 #DemPartyPlatform #OurStory #ProtectAnericasTreasures
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