New reports suggest that the White House may be inclined to abandon key climate provisions in its infrastructure proposal, apparently in an effort to woo Republican support.
In response, Food & Water Watch Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following statement:
“Let’s make one thing clear: If the Democrats accept this deal, or any of the other watered down plans being batted about Washington, then they own the failure of climate policy for the next several years. We know what we need to do. Joe Biden campaigned on ending fossil fuel subsidies and the extraction of fossil fuels on public lands. To fail on both of those promises would be a disaster, not only for the planet but also for the Democrats’ hopes in 2022. We deserve, and the planet needs, President Biden to fulfill his campaign promises.”