The coal miners in this country, the men and women who work on the oil rigs, they are not my enemy. What is my enemy is climate change. And what we have done is build into our plan, our $16 trillion plan, tens and tens of billion of dollars for what we call a just transition. And that says that if some worker through no fault of his own or her own loses their job because we’re moving away from fossil fuel, we’re going to guarantee them an income for five years, we’re going to guarantee them the education that they need, because those workers are not our enemies. They should not be punished because we’re trying to save the planet.
September 5, 2019 at 3:12 PM EDT