Advocates urge Biden to declare climate a national emergency, which would unlock powers.
Advocates urge Biden to declare climate a national emergency, which would unlock powers. - The Boston Globe. July 19.
"Such a step wouldn’t just be symbolic, advocates say. It would unlock the power to invoke over 120 statutory powers, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, making new executive authorities and resources available to take on the crisis.
“It gives him additional tools,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the environmental nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity. “And you need every tool in the toolbox if you’re really going to solve this problem.”