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Infrastructure a ‘Transformative’ Win for Equity, CEQ Chair Says

Nov. 17, 2021, 11:03 PM

A White House official on Wednesday touted the new infrastructure as “transformative” for low-income and other communities vulnerable to pollution and climate impacts.

The package that President Joe Biden signed Monday “will strengthen our resilience to extreme weather and climate change, clean up toxic pollution, expand access to clean drinking water, remediate legacy pollution, deliver electric school buses to support the mayor, and so much more,” said Brenda Mallory, who chairs the Council on Environmental Quality.

But further progress hinges on Democrats passing the $1.7 trillion Build Back Better package, she said at an online meeting of the White House ...