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Opinion: "Why Funding for Climate Change Mitigation Must Stay in the $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill"

Medium published a commentary by Dr. Dana Hunnes, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health assistant professor of community health sciences, about climate-related priorities in the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill currently being considered by the U.S. Congress

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Over the next few weeks, the United States Congress will likely reduce the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill funding certain social supports and infrastructure due to its high cost.

How will they determine which issues to fund and which to remove?

While I would love to see all $3.5 trillion of this bill remain under consideration, here are some reasons why funding climate change mitigation and adaptation should remain.