Activists say the target isn’t ambitious enough to put the U.S. and the world on track to curbing dangerous warming.
In the two years since they last introduced the resolution, it has become a crucial goal post in climate politics.
The progressives’ bill calls for investing over $100 billion in public housing over the next decade.
The federal government provides fossil fuel companies with $15 billion in direct subsidies each year.
Republicans are positioning themselves against the plan with popular proposals like replacing all lead pipes.
The White House’s expanded proposal contains $1 trillion more in spending and over $2 trillion more in tax increases.
A report released alongside the legislation finds that electrifying buses and rail would prevent 4,200 deaths a year.
The groups want the Federal Trade Commission to enforce its Green Guides against Chevron’s misleading ads and reports.
Tom Vilsack is expected to pursue the interests of agribusiness like he did as secretary of agriculture under Obama.
Researchers hope quantifying the health consequences of fossil fuels will push legislators toward favoring clean energy.