Former VP Gore Begged Biden Not to Compromise Climate Change in Infrastructure Deal

Former Vice President Al Gore spoke with President Joe Biden to plead that climate-change initiatives not be scaled back in a potential bipartisan infrastructure deal, the Washington Post reported Thursday night.

Gore phoned Biden last month to insist on the inclusion of climate policies after being encouraged to do so by John Podesta, former chair of the liberal Center for American Progress think tank, Post sources said.

Some Democrats are growing increasingly concerned that climate-change initiatives will suffer as a result of Biden seeking Republican support for his next major spending package.

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