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Schumer Says Infrastructure Deal Must Include Climate Measures

Dec. 7, 2018, 4:06 PM

Republicans hoping to strike a deal with Democrats on an infrastructure bill next year should be prepared to pony up on climate change, according to the Senate’s top Democrat.

In a letter to President Donald Trump, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) outlined priorities Democrats want included such as making permanent tax credits for renewable energy production and electric vehicles, more spending on energy storage and transmission, and funding to help communities harden themselves against extreme weather.

“Any infrastructure package considered in 2019 must include policies and funding to transition to a clean energy economy and mitigate the risks that the ...