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The Climate Pod

Jul 29, 2022

It's been a crazy week. Less than two weeks after Sen. Joe Manchin appeared to put an end to all hope of new federal climate spending, everything changed on Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin announced an agreement on the Inflation Reduction Act, which, if passed, will include $369 billion for climate and energy proposals - the biggest climate bill in US history.

Sen. Tina Smith has been at the center of the fight for a massive federal climate bill since negotiations started. Last year, she joined us on The Climate Pod to discuss the need for a Clean Electricity Standard and explain how the Build Back Better framework could transform the American economy and global emissions. She's back on the show to react to this week's news on the Inflation Reduction Act, discuss what happens next in the Senate, and what the Democrats plan to do to fight for more climate legislation if the bill passes. 

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