Last year, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This law covers many aspects, including providing clean water, combating pollution, and providing adequate public transportation options for all Americans. This blog will look at some of the critical details of this law.
Say Goodbye to Lead and Hello to Clean Water
Even in 2022, not every American has access to clean drinking water. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law wants to put an end to this issue by investing 55 billion dollars into renovations and providing clean water for all citizens of the United States.
Provide Better Transportation Options and Reduce Greenhouse Emissions
Unfortunately, the US as a whole does’t provide adequate public transportation to the individuals who live here, especially in communities of color. And according to the White House, our transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse emissions.
President Biden and his administration are working tirelessly to provide sufficient public transportation options for all. This transportation will be clean and zero emissions, and the law will work on replacing all the buses across the country with clean ones.
Clean Up Abandoned Mines, Cap Orphaned Oil Wells, and Tackle Legacy Pollution
The White House also states that thousands of industrial and energy sites lie abandoned and empty across the United States. These sites are sources of pollution, and they can lead to elevated levels of lead in the surrounding environment. Billions of dollars will go toward capping orphaned oil wells and cleaning up these mines. This cleanup will create good-paying union jobs for Americans and finally address the harm that this legacy pollution is causing.
More Available Electric Vehicle Chargers
More and more Americans are purchasing electric vehicles (EV), and the Biden Administration has noticed. Part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is to fund the installation of EV chargers along highway corridors and communities to encourage people to purchase electric vehicles. The government will invest 7.5 billion dollars to create a national network of EV chargers as part of the president’s strategy to fight our climate crisis and create more manufacturing jobs within the US.