Inflation Reduction Act
The Inflation Reduction Act would invest $369 billion in climate solutions and environmental justice and would put us on a path to 40 percent emissions reduction by 2030. It is being hailed by many environmentalists as a positive move forward but some are urging caution. The Center for Biological Diversity say Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia has buried a poison pill inside the legislation by allowing the expansion of oil and gas drilling in the US. Our guest today is Jean Su, Energy Justice Program Director and Senior Attorney with the Center who says instead of investing in more drilling, President Biden should declare a climate emergency and confront the fossil fuel industry head-on.
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