Analysis

3 Key Enviro Priorities In The Infrastructure Bill

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (August 3, 2021, 10:30 PM EDT) -- The haggling and compromise that led to the bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill yielded funding for some important environmental priorities, including water infrastructure, contaminated site cleanup and ecosystem restoration.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said the bill contains $48.4 billion for upgrading water infrastructure, replacing lead service lines and cleaning up water contaminants like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS; $5.6 billion for Superfund and brownfield cleanups; and $2.6 billion for ecological restorations in areas such as wildlife habitats.

Maribel Nicholson-Choice, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP, said the package is notable because of its commitment to environmental justice....

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