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

"Biden’s infrastructure proposal includes climate action that could benefit every Congressional district and lure Republican support."

"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.”"

Marianne Lavelle reports for Inside Climate News March 31, 2021.


"McConnell Rules Out GOP Support For Biden Spending Plan" (Politico)

"Opinion: Biden might just understand public opinion better than his critics" (Washington Post)

"How Biden Plans To Tackle The Climate Crisis In His $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan" (Vox)

"'Green New Deal' Leaders See Biden Climate Plans As A Victory, Kind Of" (NPR)

"Climate Activists On Biden Infrastructure Plan: Go Bigger" (Politico)

"Biden Is Too Worried About the Deficit, Not Worried Enough About Climate Change" (New Republic)

"McConnell Says GOP Won’t Support Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, Vows To Fight Democratic Agenda" (CNBC)

"Opinion: Biden Is Transforming The Nation’s Political Assumptions" (Washington Post)

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/02/2021