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Environment takes center stage in House infrastructure plan

Environmental provisions are a major focus of House Democrats’ new infrastructure plan, which includes proposals relating to water, electric vehicles and rail investments.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) said at a Wednesday press conference that the plan “has major initiatives that will really encourage clean energy and address climate change.”
The 5-year, $760 billion framework includes plans to spend $50.5 billion on clean water and wastewater infrastructure, $25.4 billion on drinking water and $34.3 billion on clean energy.
It also aims to develop an electric vehicle charging network with the goal of transitioning to zero-emission vehicles across the country. It seeks to make available charging stations and alternative fueling options for vehicles.
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