Ten environmental topics to watch in the new infrastructure bill

Read the full story in the National Law Review.

While a spending bill rather than traditional “environmental” legislation, this week’s passage by the United States Senate of major infrastructure legislation has broad environmental implications. Multiple provisions are designed to incentivize progress toward achieving previously stymied goals. In addition to significant reauthorization and spending on roads, bridges, and other forms of transportation, the bill also contains a variety of provisions aimed at addressing climate change, improving the nation’s water supply, encouraging electrification of the nation’s transportation system, cleaning up and reusing contaminated lands, and modernizing the electric transmission system.

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