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The budget released last night by Senate Democrats calls for substantial investments in energy infrastructure and research as mechanisms to boost the economy and address the effects of climate change.
The plan is heavy on calls for infrastructure investments, including transmission lines, "smart grid" technology, water management and mass transit. The document is not binding on lawmakers but presents Democrats' priorities for the coming years.
The budget also highlights climate change as a key challenge and dedicates continued funds to U.S. EPA and other agencies fighting it. read more>>>