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Groups Seek $2.1 Trillion in Climate Spending in Next Bill

  • Billions for tax incentives, clean energy rules sought
  • Effort comes as Democrats negotiating details of budget plan

A coalition of environmentalists who felt burned by the lack of climate-change measures in the infrastructure deal President Joe Biden struck with senators last month are seeking $2.1 trillion in spending on those initiatives in the next bill.

The group, which includes the Center for American Progress, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the League of Conservation Voters and dozens of others, are asking Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders to include that much spending on climate measures in a package being assembled by Democrats, according to a person familiar with the matter who wasn’t authorized to discuss information not yet public..