White House hopeful Jay Inslee unveils radical policies on climate change
The governor of Washington State wants a clean break between the US federal government and the fossil fuel industry.
Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee has proposed a clean break between the US federal government and the fossil fuel industry.
That would involve everything from ending tax breaks for oil companies to banning all drilling and extraction on federal lands and in federal waters.
It is the latest proposal as part of Mr Inslee’s emphasis on combating the global climate crisis.
To defeat climate change, we need a president that isn’t afraid to take on big polluters and hold them accountable. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Tune in @JayInslee live today at 11 am ET for a special announcement.— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) June 24, 2019
The Washington governor is building his 2020 campaign around climate action, arguing he is the only Democrat in a large field to make the issue the federal government’s top priority.
Mr Inslee’s fossil fuel plan comes ahead of the first Democratic primary debates taking place this week in Miami.
Mr Inslee plans an event on Monday in south Florida to highlight the consequences of existing federal policies on fossil fuels.