Biden’s Infrastructure, Conservation Plans Not (Necessarily) in Conflict
- May 11, 2021 6:15 am GMTMay 11, 2021 6:02 am GMT
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U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent pledge to protect 30% of America’s lands and waters by 2030 need not clash with its earlier promise to reduce emissions by expanding the country’s wind and solar farms—as long as those implementing renewable energy policy do so with an eagle eye on sustainability.
“Biden wants to balance infrastructure and conservation goals. But it won’t be easy,” writes Grist, noting that newly-minted first draft of the president’s “America the Beautiful” initiative “included few details about how the administration will achieve the so-called ‘30×30’ goal while also juggling its other key environmental priority: a massive expansion of solar and wind power.”