“It reinforces the notion that the U.S. is a fair-weather partner when it comes to environmental conservation, including issues of climate change,” said one critic.
“Our nation’s infrastructure is not built to a standard that protects against the level of flood risk we face today, let alone how those risks will grow over the next 30 years as the climate changes,” said one expert.
“Physical infrastructure is important,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, “but the needs of working families and combating climate change is more important.”
“We have been talking about climate change and it is happening,” said one of the country’s top environmental officials.
Ocasio-Cortez: 'House Progressives Are Standing Up' for Infrastructure Plan Prioritizing Care, Climate
“If Sen. Manchin and the rest of the Senate approve the ‘reconciliation bill’ then we will approve their bipartisan bill. But if they try to strip immigration reform, child care, climate action, etc., then we’re at an impasse,” said the New York Democrat.
“Joe Manchin is lying to us about climate change to protect his annual profits and the wealth of his family.”