PRESS RELEASE: Northern Plains responds to Biden climate policies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2021
BILLINGS, Mont. – On his first day in office, President Biden issued a list of measures the Biden/Harris administration will take to tackle climate change. New policies include rejoining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, re-establishing the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) to measure the full costs of GHG emissions in federal decisions, and revoking the Presidential permit for the U.S./Canada border crossing for the Keystone XL pipeline.
In response, Northern Plains Resource Council issued the following reaction:
“We are encouraged to see the Biden administration taking serious steps to address the climate crisis. Farmers and ranchers have always had to deal with the uncertainties of weather, but the costs of more frequent and more extreme weather events are a real blow to the health and livelihoods of agricultural producers, and to all Montanans,” said Jeanie Alderson, a Birney, MT rancher and chair of Northern Plains Resource Council.
“The good news is that many of the solutions to climate change will create new jobs and new opportunities, whether in clean energy, innovative soil practices, or strengthening our local food systems. We have an obligation to create a bright future for coming generations of Montanans, and we welcome new climate policies that help us meet that challenge.”