Political Climate Podcast: Senator Heinrich is not compromising on climate

Why Democrats’ sweeping $3.5T budget plan could spur the biggest economic pivot in the country’s history.

Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is no stranger to climate and energy issues. This year alone, he’s sponsored legislation on zero-emissions homes, electric transmission, energy storage, a civilian climate corps and more. Now these proposals are being considered as part of Democrats’ sweeping $3.5 trillion budget plan. What’s likely to stay in, and what’s likely to get cut?

On this episode of Political Climate, Sen. Heinrich weighs in on what’s at stake with the budget reconciliation and bipartisan infrastructure bills, and how climate impacts are influencing political action. Plus, we discuss the significance of President Biden’s cross-country climate tour and Governor Gavin Newsom’s big win in the California recall.

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