Biden Announces $600 Million In Climate Investments During Bay Area Trip
On Monday, President Joe Biden visited Palo Alto, California, to announce a project that will help coastal communities around the country fight climate change by investing more than $600 million, which will come from his climate and infrastructure bills.
Last August, Biden signed a $430 billion bill that became the biggest climate package in United States history. The bill aims to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, fund climate research and invest in clean-energy projects to decrease pollution in disadvantaged communities.
The money given to coastal communities will back a $575 million project to fight rising sea levels and tidal hurricanes. It will also allocate $67 million for California to modernize its electric grid and reduce the impact of wildfires.
The president announced his bid for re-election in April, and since then has been traveling the country to energize voters and win their support. Monday’s announcement will undoubtedly help him raise campaign money from tech and climate donors.
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His visit to California comes only days after Biden held his first union rally in Pennsylvania, where he rallied the crowd around his financial achievements over the years and his future economic policies.
Polls show that Biden is the most likely candidate to beat likely Republican nominee Donald Trump.
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