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Despite setbacks, Biden strikes optimistic tone in Earth Day speech; orders old-growth protections

President Biden struck an optimistic tone about the planet’s future during a speech on Earth Day, despite setbacks his administration is facing on its climate agenda.

“We’ve reached the point that the crisis on the environment has become so obvious, with the notable exception of the former president, that we really have an opportunity to do things we couldn’t have done two, five, 10 years ago,” Biden said, making a dig at former President Trump.

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