FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2021
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ICYMI: Rep. Nick Milroy column: Biden Infrastructure Deal is a Solution for Climate Crisis
MADISON Wis. — This week, State Representative Nick Milroy (D, AD-73) released an opinion editorial highlighting how President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal offers solutions to the growing climate crisis. Rep. Milroy is the only scientist to serve in the Wisconsin State Assembly.
“I taught biology and worked as a biologist for state, federal, tribal, and private organizations, and I’m the only scientist to serve in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Given these experiences, I’m acutely aware of the impacts that federal and local legislation can have on our planet. Thankfully, we have a leader like President Biden in the White House who is not only aware of this, but who is actively working to address the root causes of climate change.
“At the heart of President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal is a commitment to tackling the climate crisis, and doing so with a focus on resilience, equity, and safety for all — no matter your zip code. President Biden understands that the effects of pollution and climate change-related weather events disproportionately hurt rural communities and people of color. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will make our communities safer and our infrastructure more resilient to the impacts of climate change, with the largest investment in the resilience of physical and natural systems in American history.”
“The bipartisan infrastructure deal backed by President Biden and lawmakers in Congress takes a bold stance on climate and reaffirms his commitment to bettering our country, state, and world. As a legislator, an outdoorsman, a scientist, and a father, I wholeheartedly support this package and encourage my colleagues to support it as well—this is an important step in making the world a better place for our children.”