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A path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon
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A path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon

John Podesta and Michele Roberts urge Congress to pass President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Plan, which includes major investments to combat climate change and address long-standing environmental injustices.

In the next few weeks, congressional leaders have a critical opportunity to join forces with President Joe Biden to turn the tide against climate change, economic inequality, and environmental injustice.

Biden has proposed an American Jobs Plan that calls for a $2.6 trillion investment over ten years to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and economy in ways that will protect the climate, clean up local pollution, and create millions of good jobs. The bipartisan infrastructure deal struck last month makes some important investments to upgrade our crumbling infrastructure, but falls far short on the president’s commitments to achieving environmental and climate justice so that all communities have equal access to clean air, clean water, and economic opportunities. It simply does not meet the scope and scale of the climate and justice crises.

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Authors

John Podesta

Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors

Michele Roberts