"Auto Negotiations Test Biden’s Vow To Create A Climate-Friendly Future"

"Phasing out the internal-combustion engine is critical to President Biden’s vow to retool the American economy for a low-carbon future. In a massive infrastructure plan set to be unveiled Wednesday, Biden is expected to signal just how far he is willing to go to achieve his climate goals."

Source: Washington Post, 03/31/2021

Biden Details $2 Trillion Plan to Rebuild Infrastructure, Economy

"President Biden will unveil an infrastructure plan on Wednesday whose $2 trillion price tag would translate into 20,000 miles of rebuilt roads, repairs to the 10 most economically important bridges in the country, the elimination of lead pipes and service lines from the nation’s water supplies and a long list of other projects intended to create millions of jobs in the short run and strengthen American competitiveness in the long run."

Source: NYTimes, 03/31/2021

"Biden’s Lesson From Past Green Stimulus Failures: Go Even Bigger"

"As vice president, Joe Biden oversaw a “green jobs” stimulus package that produced notable failures. This time, with more money and more demand for clean technology, will be different, Democrats say."

"WASHINGTON — In September 2009, then-Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. traveled to a defunct General Motors plant near his hometown, Wilmington, Del., to announce a $528.7 million government loan for Fisker Automotive to make hybrid and electric vehicles.

Source: NYTimes, 03/30/2021

"Riders Are Abandoning Buses and Trains. That’s a Problem for Climate"

"Public transit offers a simple way for cities to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but the pandemic has pushed ridership, and revenue, off a cliff in many big systems."

"On the London Underground, Piccadilly Circus station is nearly vacant on a weekday morning, while the Delhi Metro is ferrying fewer than half of the riders it used to. In Rio, unpaid bus drivers have gone on strike. New York City subway traffic is just a third of what it was before the pandemic.

Source: NYTimes, 03/29/2021

"Politics: Republicans Won't 'Take The Bait' On Infrastructure"

"Top congressional Republicans are warning Democrats against splitting up the upcoming infrastructure package, raising new doubts for the prospects of bipartisan cooperation on a top Biden priority in the months ahead."

Source: E&E News, 03/25/2021

Plan To Expand Texas Highway Stalled Over Environmental Racism Concerns

"Texas is crisscrossed by thousands of miles of freeways, but a Houston-area county is suing the state to stop one of them being expanded, arguing the air pollution and displacement will primarily harm minority communities."

Source: Guardian, 03/24/2021

"Biden’s Recovery Plan Bets Big on Clean Energy"

"President Biden’s next big thing would fuse the rebuilding of America’s creaky infrastructure with record spending to fight climate change, a combination that, in scale and scope, represents a huge political shift, even for Democrats who have been in the climate trenches for decades."

Source: NYTimes, 03/24/2021

"Biden Team Prepares $3 Trillion in New Spending for the Economy"

"President Biden’s economic advisers are pulling together a sweeping $3 trillion package to boost the economy, reduce carbon emissions and narrow economic inequality, beginning with a giant infrastructure plan that may be financed in part through tax increases on corporations and the rich."

Source: NYTimes, 03/23/2021

"How The Infrastructure Bill Might Tackle Climate Change"

Obama focused his agenda on greenhouse gas regulations, with some investments on the side. President Biden has promised to unveil pollution rules as well — but the heart of his climate plan is a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure package that's taking shape now."

Source: E&E News, 03/22/2021


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