Biden celebrates Earth Day with $7 billion in solar power funding

by ian

President Joe Biden celebrated Earth Day in Triangle, Virginia, yesterday. There, he announced a $7 billion solar power grant, funded by the Inflation Reduction Act.

During his speech, Biden called climate change an “existential threat” that requires “full and clear action”,  citing wildfires and record-high temperatures. The announcement came days after Biden banned oil drilling on almost half of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, saying more must be done about the “climate crisis.”

Some Alaska natives were critical of the ban, saying they depend on tax revenue from drilling to fund schools and other services.