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04/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/20/2021 10:35

A Look Inside the Climate Change Initiatives in Biden’s American Jobs Plan

On March 31, 2021, the Biden administration announced the American Jobs Plan, which proposes to allocate more than $2 trillion in federal funding over the next decade toward rebuilding and transforming various segments of the nation's aging infrastructure. While the plan focuses broadly on making traditional infrastructure improvements, it also encompasses climate-focused policies dedicating hundreds of billions of dollars toward tackling the issue of climate change and ensuring that the nation's infrastructure can withstand the projected impacts thereof. In fact, the majority of the economic proposals outlined in the plan that deal with infrastructure improvements include climate change considerations and provide more detailed insight into several of the Biden administration's purported environmental remediation and clean energy objectives.