Infrastructure Plan Puts Needed Emphasis on Climate

WASHINGTON – Democratic congressional leaders today unveiled a broad plan to put climate change front and center as part of a five-year infrastructure spending plan.

The following is a statement from Stephanie Gidigbi, director of policy and partnerships in the Healthy People & Thriving Communities program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):

“This plan would help us address climate change by making long-overdue investments in transportation, safe drinking water, and clean energy including preparing for more frequent extreme weather events.”

“We welcome the House leadership’s commitment to this issue and look forward to working with lawmakers to get this vision implemented and begin repairing, rebuilding and expanding our long-neglected infrastructure.”

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