Jun 4, 2019 - Energy & Environment

Biden campaign admits climate proposal failed to credit sources

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Former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign edited a newly released climate proposal, admitting some of the text failed to properly cite sources, AP reports.

Why it matters: This is not Biden's first plagiarism blunder. His 1988 run for the White House came to a close after it was revealed that segments of a speech had been lifted. Biden also admitted to copying a law school paper, according to AP.

Details: Per a campaign statement: “Several citations, some from sources cited in other parts of the plan, were inadvertently left out of the final version of the 22-page document.” Earlier on Tuesday, the Daily Caller reported that pieces of Biden’s proposal had been borrowed from policy papers without credit. The added citations referenced Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition.

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