ANALYSIS: Dems’ Senate win improves US climate prospects, but comprehensive measures still seen out of reach

Published 23:34 on January 7, 2021  /  Last updated at 09:07 on January 8, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

The Democratic Senate victories secured this week will enable US President-elect Joe Biden (D) to more easily reverse Trump-era environmental rollbacks, confirm political appointees, and advance green spending and infrastructure provisions, but the razor-thin majority in both Congressional chambers will still create hurdles to pass more aggressive federal climate legislation, experts told Carbon Pulse.

The Democratic Senate victories secured this week will enable US President-elect Joe Biden (D) to more easily reverse Trump-era environmental rollbacks, confirm political appointees, and advance green spending and infrastructure provisions, but the razor-thin majority in both Congressional chambers will still create hurdles to pass more aggressive federal climate legislation, experts told Carbon Pulse.

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