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Biden Pressed to Keep Climate Measures in Infrastructure Plan

  • White House allies outline concerns in letter to Hill leaders
  • Letter comes amid concern climate measures could be pulled
Transportation As U.S. Infrastructure Bill Could Pass Committee In May
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Center for American Progress and environmental groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club are threatening to withhold their support for Democrats’ infrastructure package if it doesn’t include major investments in measures to combat climate change and promote environmental justice.

“Any infrastructure package(s) or legislative action on the American Jobs Plan must prioritize bold, ambitious, and swift measures to tackle the climate crisis and address longstanding environmental injustices,” the groups said Wednesday in a letter to congressional leaders.