According to a report in the Washington Post, former Vice President Al Gore privately urged President Joe Biden to keep hundreds of billions of spending to subsidize green industries and even to kill another proposed oil pipeline.
Gore reportedly called Biden personally and demanded he include billions of climate spending in his infrastructure bill. He was encouraged to contact Biden by John Podesta, former manager for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign.
Biden proposed hundreds of billions of dollars in climate spending in his infrastructure plan, including over a trillion in green energy tax credits, $274 billion to build and “retrofit” affordable housing, $174 billion for electric vehicles, $100 billion for improving electric grids, $16 billion to plug oil and gas wells, $10 billion for a “Civilian Climate Corps,” and $5 billion for climate research.
Gore, made enormously wealthy through his “climate change” alarmism, continues lobbying for more government spending to combat the imminent end of the world, despite the “inconvenient truth” that higher taxes will not have one iota of an effect on the climate.