Bloomberg Law
Sept. 14, 2021, 4:00 PM

Attorneys General Urge Congress to Pay Up for Climate, Justice

Jennifer Hijazi
Jennifer Hijazi

A coalition of Democratic state attorneys general on Tuesday urged House and Senate chairs to prioritize funds for climate, clean energy, and environmental justice programs.

Congress needs to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as well as budget legislation that “provides the funding necessary to respond to the climate crisis and provide long overdue environmental justice for our most vulnerable communities,” according to the letter co-signed by attorneys general from California, Vermont, Massachusetts, and 17 other states.

“New York has taken great strides in combating the threats of environmental injustice that have plagued our communities, but the federal government ...

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