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The first $2 trillion of President Joe Biden’s up to $4 trillion infrastructure package includes not only funding for roads and bridges, but also for climate-focused initiatives, like electric vehicles and sustainable housing. Republicans are asking, is that really infrastructure?
On a Thursday afternoon press call, the Biden administration’s top climate officials made their case for why climate initiatives belong in an infrastructure package. It has to do with what we want the future America to look like, they said. The Democratic vision is greener and electrified and the Republican vision appears car- and road-based.
National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Deputy National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi said that if the country truly wants to build back better, as Biden’s refrain since his campaign has put it, and create millions of good-paying union jobs, then saving the climate is the way to do it. It isn’t just about achieving Biden’s campaign goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, McCarthy said, it’s also about giving “our kids the kind of future that we’re going to be proud of.”
Republican lawmakers are emerging in vocal opposition to the bill, with the argument that the bill goes far beyond …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics