Democrats push more resilient, lower-carbon infrastructure at U.S. Senate climate hearing

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By: - July 26, 2023 4:22 pm

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, shown here addressing an audience in New Orleans in February 2023, testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on Wednesday, July 26. Edwards told senators that his state is particularly vulnerable to climate change and contributes more carbon emissions than most states. (Greg LaRose | Louisiana Illuminator)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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