‘It’s a beast’: landmark US climate law is too complex, environmental groups say

Posted on AllSides August 23rd, 2023
From The Left
Climate Change, Inflation Reduction Act
Evan Vucci/AP

When President Joe Biden passed the Inflation Reduction Act a year ago, Adrien Salazar was skeptical.

The landmark climate bill includes $60bn for environmental justice investments – money he had fought for, as policy director for the leading US climate advocacy coalition Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJA).

But after much discussion, the grassroots group realized they did not have the resources to chase after IRA funding. It would have to hire new staff and develop a specific program to apply for grants to access those funds. The coalition is stretched thin as...

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