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Biden Marks U.S. Pivot From Trump on Climate by Talking Up Jobs

Jan. 27, 2021, 7:58 PM

President Joe Biden signed a series of directives to combat climate change that he presented as a boost for U.S. employment, arguing that improvements in infrastructure and technology to curb global warming will add millions of jobs.

“Today is climate day at the White House which means that today is jobs day the White House,” Biden said Wednesday, as he unveiled measures aimed at fulfilling a campaign pledge.

The announcement marked the latest in a series of executive actions intended to quickly reverse some of the more controversial policies of his predecessor, Donald Trump, who rejected calls to address ...