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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:43 PM

Some Senate Democrats say they will oppose infrastructure deal if climate measures are dropped

A group of Senate Democrats are ratcheting up their criticism of ongoing infrastructure negotiations with Republicans — and a few are warning they would derail a deal that omits climate change measures.

At least six Democratic senators have publicly raised concern that a bill negotiated with Republicans would produce a watered-down package inadequate to meet the scale of the climate crisis over the past week. They include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island; Martin Heinrich of New Mexico; and Brian Schatz of Hawaii.

But a pair of Democrats are going further. Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Ed Markey of Massachusetts have both said in recent days that they would oppose a package that didn't include provisions to aggressively combat climate change. That's been a top priority for the Biden administration

"On a big infrastructure bill, to pass on climate altogether? No way," Wyden told Insider on Thursday. "Think I'm blunt enough? No way."

https://www.businessinsider.com/senate-democrats-infrastructure-climate-gop-deal-congress-2021-6

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:51 PM

1. Good!

Repukes have nearly killed the planet for their obsession with profits!

They need to gtf out of the way!

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 04:38 PM

2. We must improve our green infrastructure to remain a superpower in the 21st century.

We need solar and wind energy, then we need upgraded power grids to accommodate that. How hard is that for the Reich wing to understand? Oh, they’re stuck supporting fossil fuels of the 1800s.

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 04:48 PM

3. Divide and conquer

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 05:02 PM

4. Mention China. China is investing billions into green technology and infrastructure, and America

will be left behind China. I feel like that message resonates.

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