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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:44 PM

Al Gore lobbied Biden to not scale back climate plans in infrastructure deal

Former Vice President Al Gore reportedly urged President Biden in private to keep climate-focused policies in his expansive infrastructure bill as he struggles to shore up GOP support for the bill.

Sources familiar with the situation told The Washington Post that Gore, an extremely prominent environmentalist, made the call to Biden last month after being encouraged to do so by former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta. During the call, Gore also asked Biden to block the planned Byhalia Pipeline, which transport crude oil through predominantly Black neighborhoods in Memphis and could potentially affect drinking water.

The former vice president also spoke to Biden aide Steve Ricchetti about climate and infrastructure, the Post reports.

The private lobbying from Gore comes shortly before Biden is set to discuss measures to combat climate change at the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, England this week. The G7 leaders are expected to announce new commitments to combating climate change, though Biden will be limited in what he can push for due to ongoing gridlock in D.C.


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SheltieLover Jun 12 #1

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:48 PM

1. Ty, Former VP Gore!

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