The Build Back Better bill includes the largest federal investment ever — $555 billion — to fight global climate change. After passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, this bill is considered the next major milestone the U.S. needs to reach to help drive clean energy.
In the article below, William Becker, Opinion Contributor for The Hill, discusses the benefits this legislation would deliver for society, the environment, the economy, and long-term federal spending. He underscores the importance of passing the bill as soon as possible to “so the United States can begin its long-overdue national investment in climate-change mitigation and adaptation.”
Click here to learn more about the Infrastructure bill and federal climate action in our conversation with Ken Irvin, co-leader of Sidley’s global Energy practice area team.