Biden’s Trillion-Dollar Climate Ambitions


Joe Biden recently released a plan to address climate change on a trillion-dollar scale. Along with focusing on rapid deployment of renewables, it also devotes resources to environmental justice, sustainable housing, clean transportation, and networking. But it also avoids fossil fuels.

What would it mean? And who's informing the ideas? We’ll dig in.

Then, Facebook's disinformation problem. We look at why Facebook is rejecting the conclusions of its fact-checkers on some articles about climate change. We’re joined by Emily Atkin, climate journalist and founder of the newsletter  Heated , who dug up some of the documents showing who’s making these decisions at Facebook. 

Finally, U.S. attorneys in Ohio and Illinois have been busy investigating racketeering and bribery by high-ranking public officials who are doing the bidding of utility companies. In Ohio, the speaker of the House is arrested and in Illinois a utility is put on probation. There’s a common thread, and we tease it out. 

Recommended reading:

Biden Campaign : Climate Plan

Biden Campaign : Environmental Justice Commitments

GTM : Biden Pledges $2T in Clean Energy and Infrastructure Spending

Heated : Facebook Creates Fact-Checking Exemption for Climate Deniers

NYT : How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation

WaPo : GOP Ohio House speaker Arrested in Connection to $60 million Bribery Scheme

Axios : Ohio House speaker charged in $60 million bribery investigation

GTM : ComEd Agrees to $200M Fine on Federal Bribery Charge

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