The U.S. Senate just passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill. This bill is the first of a two-bill process that will deliver on the promise of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, a once-in-a-generation investment in strong action on climate change, clean energy, and job creation.
And the need for climate action is more important than ever, as a distressing new scientific report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that the impacts of climate change are happening faster and more severely than once thought.
While the Senate’s infrastructure bill is a start, it falls far short of what we need. Policymakers must pass the second bill in order to combat the rising dangers of climate change by slashing climate pollution, speeding up the transition to clean energy, and safeguarding our most vulnerable communities.
That's why we must keep pushing Congress to resist the powerful fossil fuel industry’s pressure and support even stronger investments in our climate, clean energy, and health – investments that will create millions of high-quality jobs in communities across America.
With very slim pro-environment majorities in Congress, it’s critical that we make key climate progress THIS YEAR — and that we pass both bills without delay.
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