Joe Biden Dismisses Climate Activist Asking About Fracking Ban: ‘You Oughta Vote For Someone Else’
Biden has been criticized for not embracing more comprehensive legislation to combat climate change. The former vice president has vowed to reinstate Obama-era regulations, which came across intense scrutiny from climate change organizations and non-governmental groups. In September, for instance, he was confronted about taking campaign contributions from individuals with ties to the natural gas industry, only to dismiss the individual inquiring about the issue, according to The Cut.
Other Democratic presidential candidates have proposed aggressive measures to address the climate crisis. As Common Dreams notes, Biden’s strongest competitor, Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders — who is proposing a federal fracking ban and supports the Green New Deal — has put forward more ambitious legislation.
Recently, when an immigrant rights advocate confronted the former vice president over Obama-era deportations — Barack Obama deported more undocumented immigrants than any president in United States history — Biden responded by telling him that he “should vote for Trump.”