Yang floats nominating Inslee as 'climate czar'

Yang floats nominating Inslee as 'climate czar'
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Presidential hopeful Andrew YangAndrew YangBill Maher pushes back on criticism of Chappelle: 'What the f--- was that reaction?' Progressive economic theories run into some inconvenient truths Andrew Yang weighs in on Dave Chappelle: Artists should get 'wide berth' for self-expression MORE said Thursday he would consider tapping former competitor Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeDeSantis eyes ,000 bonus for unvaccinated police to relocate to Florida Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Boosters take a big step forward Fired WSU football coach suing school over illegal termination MORE to serve as a climate czar in his administration.

Yang’s comments came at a MSNBC climate forum held at Georgetown University in response to a question about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Yang said he would nominate an EPA administrator “that believes in the EPA," and attacked current EPA Administrator Andrew WheelerAndrew WheelerOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Emissions heading toward pre-pandemic levels Former EPA chief to chair pro-Trump think tank's environmental center Lobbying world MORE for saying the climate change threat is still 50 to 75 years out. 

But the entrepreneur also said tackling the climate crisis may require a “climate czar.”

"I'm sure Jay Inslee would love that role," Yang said.

Before dropping out of the presidential race, Inslee focused his campaign squarely on addressing climate change, and candidate Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing Republican spin on Biden is off the mark MORE (D-Mass.) has said she would adopt Inslee’s plans as part of her own platform for tackling climate change.