Recent reports suggest that former Vice President Joe Biden, currently the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, is planning to roll out a “middle ground” climate policy as part of his 2020 platform. What’s worse? It’s being developed by an advisor to his campaign with serious fossil fuel industry ties.
Heather Zichal is Biden’s climate advisor and she is also a former board member at the natural gas company Cheniere Energy. Records show that Zichal received over $1 million dollars in compensation from the company. This is who Biden has chosen to help him craft the climate plank of his policy agenda.
If Joe Biden wants to be seen as seriously committed to moving beyond the status quo and fighting the climate crisis head on, he needs to show us who he’s truly fighting for. The out-of-control fossil fuel industry threatens our communities and climate every day, and we need real leaders who will stand up to them.
Right now, EIGHTEEN major Democratic presidential candidates have signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge to reject money from the fossil fuel industry. This means the majority of the major candidates on the Democratic field for 2020 have now pledged to not take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits.
Tell Joe Biden to stand with people, not big polluters, and sign the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge today.