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How area suburbs can salvage the federal ‘climate suicide pact’

Last week, people everywhere rejoiced at the imminent passage of the $369 billion federal climate bill – the Inflation Reduction Act – which experts say is the largest single piece of climate legislation in U.S. history. The bill is not insignificant. That’s a lot of money. And it...
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These Environmentalists Detest the Inflation Reduction Act

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The landmark climate legislation passed by the Senate after months of wrangling and weakening by fossil-fuel friendly Democrats will lead to more harm than good, according to frontline community groups who are calling on Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency.
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New bill is “green,” say supporters

The Inflation Reduction Act, which kept senators busy in Washington all weekend, and which only passed with the Vice President casting a tie-breaking vote, is a big win for the environment, says Jen Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council. “This is based on incentives and funding for projects;...
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Is the climate bill ‘historic’? Maybe not, historians say.

There’s a word Democrats keep throwing around to describe the “Inflation Reduction Act.”. “This was very, very important — and historic, many have said,” Vice President Kamala Harris said just after casting the tie-breaking vote to advance it through the Senate. “I think Americans will see...
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Public pressure prompts USPS to boost EV purchases

The U.S. Postal Service is buying nearly 85,000 new vehicles and estimates 40% will be electric. Scott Hochberg, attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, said the plan is a big step in the right direction, but thinks the percentage of electric vehicles is too low. He argued an entire fleet of electric vehicles would be good for the millions of households receiving mail from the Postal Service every day. ...
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