Infrastructure is key to Biden's climate dreams

E&E News By Maxine Joselow

November 10, 2020

A green infrastructure bill could be President-elect Joe Biden's best shot at passing meaningful climate policy if the Senate remains in Republican hands.

Biden, who passed the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency Saturday, campaigned on a plan to tackle climate change through aggressive government action.

The success of that plan hinges in part on control of the Senate, which in turn may hinge on two runoff races in Georgia set for January.

But regardless of what happens in the Peach State, infrastructure holds bipartisan appeal on Capitol Hill, with both Democrats and Republicans voicing strong support for concepts like modernizing the nation's roads and increasing their resilience to extreme weather events.

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