“No Climate, No Deal”: Democrats Warn Biden Against Cutting Green Energy From Infrastructure Plan

Source: Common Dreams

“Progressive members of Congress on Wednesday signaled they would be willing to withhold their votes from any infrastructure package that skimps on climate action after one of President Joe Biden’s top advisers suggested that key green energy proposals could be excluded from an eventual bill. ‘An infrastructure package that goes light on climate and clean energy should not count on every Democratic vote,’ Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a Green New Deal supporter, tweeted in response to National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy’s suggestion Tuesday that climate policies proposed in Biden’s original American Jobs Plan (such as a clean electricity standard) could be left on the cutting room floor as the president seeks a compromise deal with a bipartisan group of senators.” (06/09/21)