On CNN International’s “Amanpour,” which aired Thursday, Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) said the Inflation Reduction Act settlement bill is the “first step,” not the “end,” to the climate issue. This is the beginning. This is the beginning of a long and forced march on which we must all work together. But it allows us to imagine a successful outcome. ” And let’s do much of what President Joe Biden promised during the campaign.
“I mean, we’re looking at $369 billion as a climate change package,” Hickenlooper said. [in] Every aspect, or at least almost every aspect. There may be a few things that are not fully covered here. But it’s the first step in the future — and again, it’s not the end. This is the beginning. This is the beginning of a long and forced march on which we must all work together. But it allows us to imagine a successful outcome. I mean, the modelers tell us they think this will reduce greenhouse gases — 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. That’s 80% of what President Biden promised during the campaign, and everyone thought, oh, you’re never going to get there. Well, now, all of a sudden—. “
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