Klobuchar outlines climate plan for first week in office

Klobuchar outlines climate plan for first week in office
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPress: Another billionaire need not apply Saagar Enjeti dismisses Warren, Klobuchar claims of sexism Warren on winning over male voters: I was told to 'smile more' MORE (D-Minn.) outlined how she would tackle the climate crisis during her first week in office at the Democratic debates Thursday.

Like many other candidates, Klobuchar said she would rejoin the Paris Climate Accord on Day 1. But Klobuchar went on to list her plans for the rest of the week, listing policies from former President Obama she would reinstate.

Those policies included Obama’s power plant emissions rule, the Clean Power Plan (CPP), on Day 2, and reinstating his emission standards on Day 3, pushing cars to become more fuel efficient. President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE has rolled back the CPP and is in the process of creating weaker fuel efficiency standards.

“You can do all that without Congress, which is good,” Klobuchar said.

On days four through six, Klobuchar said she would kick off work with Congress, local leaders, and the business community to craft legislation to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“And on day seven, you're supposed to rest, but I won’t,” she said.

Several other candidates have also committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier.