Lawmakers on the House Committee on Energy & Commerce have begun debate over billions in funding “relating to air pollution,” defined to include carbon and carbon dioxide, with the many climate- and environment-related provisions—including new electric vehicle incentives—as well as $20 billion toward a “greenhouse gas reduction fund,” which Republicans called a “national climate bank.” The air pollution funding falls under the $37 billion Subtitle A, one of just 16 subtitles that the committee will consider. The committee’s debate over the full, $1.2 trillion reconciliation title, itself just part of the larger $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, is expected to last for days. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) began by introducing the new provisions, which add millions in funding for states adopting vehicle standards as well as funding for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) biofuel grants. “Other sections will fund grants to reduce diesel emissions and the risks of smoke from wildfires,” said …


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