Today, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy convened a meeting with leadership from oil and gas companies to discuss shared priorities around addressing the climate crisis, protecting and creating good-paying, union jobs across the country, and ensuring America leads the world in a clean energy revolution that powers the future.
During the virtual meeting, National Climate Advisor McCarthy emphasized President Biden’s commitment to bringing the voices and perspectives of all stakeholders to the table when tackling climate change. She asked participants to share information about their commitments and ideas for addressing the climate crisis and reducing emissions while supporting local economies and job creation.
National Climate Advisor McCarthy underscored how President Biden’s plans to tackle the climate crisis are centered around propelling our equitable economic recovery, positioning America to win the 21st century, and creating millions of good-paying, union jobs directly in American communities. She made clear that the Administration is not fighting the oil and gas sector, but fighting to create union jobs, deploy emission reduction technologies, strengthen American manufacturing, and fuel the American economy.
The Department of the Interior was also represented in the meeting to discuss President Biden’s pause on leasing on federal public lands and the ongoing outreach efforts to engage critical perspectives from the public, including workers, Native communities, businesses, and more, as it conducts a comprehensive review of the program to ensure the Administration can advance shared goals around addressing climate change and supporting economic growth.