Nine Ways Biden’s $2 Trillion Plan Will Tackle Climate Change

Nine Ways Biden’s $2 Trillion Plan Will Tackle Climate Change
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President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 31, 2021. Biden will unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh. Credit: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images In his “American Jobs Plan,” President Joe Biden aims to achieve unprecedented investment in action to address climate change by wrapping it in the kind of federal spending package that has allure for members of Congress of both parties. The $2 trillion proposal holds out the promise of federal dollars for every Congressional district that has roads, bridges, water pipes, housing, transit systems, leaking oil wells or other infrastructure in need of upgrade and repair—in other words, most of the country. The only catch is that the money is meant for transformation, not restoration. “This is no time to build back to the way things were,” said the preamble to the White House summary of the plan. “This is the moment to reimagine and rebuild a new economy.” We deliver climate news to your inbox like nobody else. Every day or once a week, our original stories and digest of the web’s top headlines deliver the full story, for free. It remains to be seen whether in the current political climate, Biden […]

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