Interview: Tom Steyer’s Campaign For Climate, Racial Justice
Steyer’s main passion is the fight against climate change, citing it as the most urgent issue facing the country. Spending much of his life in Northern California, Steyer knows all too well the implications of climate change to local communities.
“I drove up through Sonoma last year after the fires to really see what fire devastation looks like,” said Steyer, “that’s one of the many reasons I’ve said climate is my number one priority.”
Steyer said, if elected, he would declare a climate emergency on day one to be able utilize the emergency powers of the presidency to take action in combatting climate change. He says the a renewed focus on clear energy would be a top priority, including cars and building codes, to change the industrial mindset in