I’m Shannon Osaka, and today is Day 73 of the Biden administration. This week, the Biden infrastructure plan landed. President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan is not about the climate. Wait. Bear with me. The president unveiled his long-awaited plan to revive the country’s roads, trains, pipes, and bridges on Wednesday. On its face, the plan has nothing to do with climate change. It’s called the “American Jobs Plan,” and its focus is just that: jobs, jobs, and more jobs. Spanning 25 pages, it has sections on the corporate tax code, proposals to expand broadband access and upgrade schools, and about a zillion different ways to say “good-quality, well-paying union jobs.” And that’s … kind of the point. Even though the plan is stuffed with good-for-the-climate provisions, the Biden administration has made […]

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