July 20, 2022

Whitehouse Joins President Biden in New England as Administration Begins Charting New Path Forward on Climate

Somerset, MA – With New England in the grips of a sizzling heat wave, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today joined President Joe Biden at the site of the former Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts as the President began to outline a new path forward to fight climate change.

“As Rhode Island’s Attorney General, I was critical of the coal-fired power plant at Brayton Point, which spewed toxic pollution into Rhode Island’s air and poached Mount Hope Bay with its cooling system.  Today, the site is a symbol of our clean energy future and the economic promise that comes with it,” said Whitehouse, one of the Senate’s leading voices on climate.  “As the President made clear today, significantly more executive action is needed and we have no time to waste.  It’s going to take the entire government working on every available track to keep this planet livable and I intend to assure that happens.”

In a recent thread on Twitter, Whitehouse proposed a series of ten action items that the Biden administration could take on climate:

Whitehouse will expand on next steps the Biden administration and Congress can take in his 285th climate speech set for next week.

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