"Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Omits Big Climate Measures"

"Democrats hope to include climate and clean energy in a second bill. It could be Biden’s last chance to pass major global warming legislation."

"WASHINGTON — A deal reached Thursday between President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators for $579 billion in new spending to repair the nation’s roads, rails and bridges does relatively little to fight climate change, an issue that the president has called an “existential threat.”

The deal does provide funding for public transit, passenger and freight rail, electric buses and charging stations for electric vehicles, all designed to try to reduce pollution from passenger vehicles and trucks. And it includes $47 billion to help communities become more resilient to disasters and severe weather caused by a warming planet.

Still, it contains few of the ambitious ideas that Mr. Biden initially proposed to cut the fossil fuel pollution that is driving climate change."

Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman report for the New York Times June 24, 2021.


"Biden Backs Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal" (E&E News)

"Biden and Senators Reach Broad Infrastructure Deal" (New York Times)

"Biden Claims Bipartisan Win With Deal On Infrastructure" (Washington Post)

"A Win for Roads, and No Tax Hikes: Infrastructure Deal Takeaways" (Bloomberg Environment)

"Infrastructure Package Scales Down Biden Climate Investments" (The Hill)

"Bipartisan Lawmakers Back Clean Electricity Standard, But Fall Short Of Biden Goal" (The Hill)

"Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Omits Major Climate Change Measures" (CNBC)

"Biden Backs $1.2Tn Infrastructure Bill But Places Big Condition" (BBC News)

"‘We Have A Deal,’ Biden Says After Meeting With Senate Infrastructure Group" (CNBC)

Source: NYTimes, 06/25/2021