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House GOP Planning Climate Package to Counter Democrats

  • Republican solutions expected to include innovation, trees
  • Legislative plan comes as Biden plans Earth Day Week summit
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House Republicans plan to unveil their own plan to fight climate change later this month, according to three people familiar with the matter, a reflection of the pressure on the party to come up with solutions to a problem it had previously denied or ignored.

The legislative package, being spearheaded by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, is still being assembled but is expected to include a plan to plant as many as a trillion trees, said two of the people who asked not to be identified in describing private communications. It is also expected to include a focus the research and development of low-emissions sources of power as well as the development of carbon capture technologies and natural gas plants.