Biden caught plagiarizing multiple talking points in climate platform

Katie Ramirez
June 5, 2019

The use of other groups' words in Biden's environmental plan became known after Josh Nelson of the progressive group CREDO noticed Tuesday that much of its language about carbon capture sequestration appeared to resemble talking points from pro-industry groups.

"Membership of the Carbon Capture Coalition, where some of Biden's language seems to have originated, includes Shell, Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Cloud Peak Energy".

Joe Biden's presidential campaign lifted language without credit, at times word for word, when crafting its education and climate plans, incidents the campaign acknowledged and said were inadvertent.

President Donald Trump said the "plagiarism charge" against former Vice President Joe Biden's plan to fight global warming "is a big problem", but one he thinks the media will "save him" from.

The line from Biden's plan, as Business Insider reported, was "almost identical to the "our work" section of the website for the Carbon Capture Coalition's Center for Climate and Energy Solutions".

Biden: "Biden's goal is to make CCUS a widely available, cost-effective, and rapidly scalable solution to reduce carbon emissions to meet mid-century climate goals".

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"I will lead America and the world, not only to confront the crisis in front us but to seize the opportunity it presents", Biden says in a campaign video posted online, warning that failure to act threatens "the livability of our planet" and will accelerate natural disasters that are "already happening". Plagiarism is really the least of Biden's sins.

The proposal would invest $1.7 trillion over 10 years in clean energy research and modernizing infrastructure to eliminate the emissions of the greenhouse gases that scientists blame for accelerating climate change and its effects - including rising sea levels, droughts, floods and more frequent powerful storms. "This is an issue of damage and pain today, and I've seen that from the people whose homes burned down in Seminole Springs, California, to the people whose nonprofits were flooded in Davenport, California".

Union members, a backbone of Biden's support, have been skeptical of sweeping climate-change programs such as the Green New Deal, a non-binding congressional resolution that calls for an end to fossil fuel use within a decade.

"I have no problem with campaigns borrowing ideas with one another", Stokes added.

Some of Biden's Democratic rivals, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, have taken tougher stances on climate change by fully endorsing the Green New Deal. This ain't a #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge.

The Democratic presidential candidate who has made combatting climate change the centerpiece of his campaign is Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who spoke with Salon last month about the potential apocalypse around the corner. This ain't a visionary plan for climate stability.

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