President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, which will funnel $386 billion toward green energy initiatives. For weeks, Democratic lawmakers said the "transformational" spending is necessary to combat climate change.
"Mother Earth gets angry from time to time, and this legislation will help us address all of that," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) told reporters last week.
As the country confronts record-high inflation and illegal immigration, however, voters appear to have different concerns. Just 35 percent of Americans are "extremely or very concerned" about global climate change, according to a recent Associated Press poll—down from 44 percent in 2019.
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