His proposal calls the Green New Deal pushed by some Democrats on Capitol Hill "a crucial outline" but stops short of some of its timelines for weaning the USA economy off power from fossil fuels, even as he promises a "clean energy revolution" nationwide and internationally.
Biden, the current Democratic presidential front-runner, released his $6.7 trillion climate change plan Tuesday, but reporters quickly pointed out certain sections of the 22-page plan used almost identical language to outside advocacy groups and even a government website.
Josh Nelson, vice president of the progressive organization CREDO Mobile, was the first to highlight possible instances of plagiarism in Biden's plan, noting on Twitter that the section "about carbon capture and sequestration includes language that is remarkably similar to items published previously by the Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition"-two organizations backed by major fossil fuel companies and labor unions".
"The Biden plan will be paid for by reversing the excesses of the Trump tax cuts for corporations, reducing incentives for tax havens, evasion, and outsourcing, ensuring corporations pay their fair share", according to a statement by his campaign.
Biden's habit of plagiarism dates back to his first presidential campaign in 1988, when he lifted a popular speech from a United Kingdom politician that mischaracterized his own family background, implying to be descended from coal miners and the first in his family to attend university.
At least one of the sources included in the new citations - American Rivers - had already been cited in the original version of the plan that Biden's campaign had released.
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The Biden campaign responded to the controversy by insisting the drafters had simply forgotten to include citations.
Inslee was highly critical of Vice-President Biden's recently-proposed plan to combat climate change. Not surprisingly, Biden's plan is still not radical enough for climate alarmists, who slam his reliance on nuclear power and a "too late" 2050 deadline for reducing net carbon emissions to zero.
In an article on Medium, Warren explained, "The climate crisis demands immediate and bold action". "We don't have thirty years to get this job done".
Inslee's run for presidency has been defined by his position on climate change. "This is an issue of damage and pain today, and I've seen that from the people whose homes burned down in Seminole Springs, California, to the people whose nonprofits were flooded in Davenport, California".
"I have no problem with campaigns borrowing ideas with one another", Stokes added. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton drew ire in coal country when she said as part of a more sweeping statement on energy development that "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business".