Biden wants to rebuild quickly, but infrastructure bill may bulldoze underprivileged voices

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

For months, President Biden vowed to put combating environmental racism at the core of his plan to fight climate change. Cleaning up the air and water in poor and minority communities that often bear the brunt of pollution represents “a real chance to root out systemic racism,” he said in his first address to Congress.

Now on the cusp of his first major legislative victory, a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan plan to rebuild the nation’s aging public works, some are warning that the bill as written may undermine Biden’s promise to African Americans and other groups who helped him reach the White House.

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