By Syndication Washington Post, Bloomberg · Jennifer Epstein, Ari Natter, Jennifer A. Dlouhy · NATIONAL, BUSINESS, SCIENCE-ENVIRONMENT
The Democratic nominee's new commitments mark a clear shift toward liberals' priorities in combating climate change and cutting the use of fossil fuels. The people briefed on his plan spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Biden's blueprint also calls for the creation of a climate conservation corps modeled after the work relief program President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created during the Great Depression, according to another person briefed on the initiative.
The plan also embraces Sen. Chuck Schumer's plan to rapidly turn over the nation's automobile fleet, with taxpayers enticed by cash vouchers to trade in their gas-powered cars for plug-in electric, hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell cars. The initiative also would steer tens of billions toward building charging infrastructure including in rural communities