Joe Biden to tour Eastern Kentucky after flooding to press climate change issue

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Kentucky this week to survey the damage to the eastern part of the state as a result of extreme weather, which the Vice President called the “same…

Joe Biden to tour Eastern Kentucky after flooding to press climate change issue

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Kentucky this week to survey the damage to the eastern part of the state as a result of extreme weather, which the Vice President called the “same old lazy excuses” for the country’s inaction in tackling climate change.

The Vice President will join representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council and a number of environmental groups in surveying the damage from flooding that hit eastern Kentucky last week.

The Vice President will address the effort to connect regional utilities to smaller utilities in the area to stabilize electric and gas distribution. Also to be included in the Vice President’s remarks will be Green Cross Kentucky, a nonprofit aiming to improve access to renewable energy.

A spokesperson for Biden confirmed the trip Monday.

It is currently unclear if the Vice President will address the issue of climate change in the state, a problem scientists believe climate change has created across the United States.

Biden: We’ve ignored climate change too long, the ‘same old lazy excuses’ for the country’s inaction

Last week Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin held a meeting with members of the public to urge caution in considering climate change during an “impromptu conversation” with residents in Greenbrier County.

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