Zeus: Political plan emerges that could end the climate culture debate - for good
Project 2025 would stop the clock on progress toward climate mitigation.
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SAN FRANCISCO (Callaway Climate Insights) — The Republican backlash against climate change investment and regulation in the past year has largely failed to convince most investors, business leaders, or even voters that it is a defining political and cultural issue. Now strategists are taking out the big guns.
Project 2025, first reported over the weekend by The New York Times, is a blueprint for the next Republican president to essentially dismantle President Joe Biden’s climate law and any new regulations tied to it, and simply call for more drilling. The 1,000-page plan is part of a strategy to place more authority over any laws in the hands of the executive branch.
While not unexpected, its threat vaults climate change to the front of 2024 presidential campaign issues.
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