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Climate Actions in New Law Are Merely a Down Payment

The infrastructure law contains billions for energy efficiency, EV infrastructure and mass transit, but the potential of its climate investments hinges on the passage of the Build Back Better plan

Highway construction on State Road 400 at the intersection with Interstate 75 in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Highway construction on State Road 400 at the intersection with Interstate 75 in Sandy Springs, Georgia.Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

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Amid much pomp and for many, much relief, U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed the bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment and Jobs Act into law.