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Peter Hart,

Biden's Build Back Better 'Framework' Is a Climate Failure

White House and Congressional leadership fail to rein in polluter subsidies.


This morning, the White House released its Build Back Better framework.

Food & Water Watch Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following statement:

"On a day when Congress is finally holding the oil and gas industry accountable for its climate disinformation campaigns, President Biden has announced a spending plan that fails to do the same. Given the prime opportunity to cancel billions of dollars in domestic subsidies for oil and gas polluters, the president and Congressional leadership have rolled over. A climate plan that fails to directly confront the oil and gas industry cannot possibly be considered meaningful.

"We cannot rely on credits, grants, and loans to incentivize our way out of the worsening climate crisis. This is a historically significant failure of leadership."

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