She continued: “This is all about investing in the infrastructure we need to build that future that is going to get us to clean electricity and net-zero in 2050. This is about promises he made that he’s gonna keep.”
McCarthy called climate change “one of the biggest threats of our lifetime,” adding that the issue needs to be addressed by the “power of the whole federal government” and through the administration’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.
Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy infrastructure plan, with its goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, aims to “create millions of good-paying jobs that provide workers with the choice to join a union and bargain collectively with their employers,” according to his website.
Gina Raimondo, Biden’s nominee for secretary of commerce, said during a Tuesday confirmation hearing before the Senate that the Biden administration will ensure union workers who lost jobs due to the blocking of the XL pipeline will get new jobs.