A Plan for a 'Just Green Recovery'

The Rhodium Group charts a path toward an economic recovery plan that would also achieve social and environmental benefits.

July 1, 2020, 8:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Environmental Justice

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According to the Just Green Recovery report by the Rhodium Group, Congress has an opportunity to approve an economic stimulus package that "both creates jobs and addresses longstanding environmental injustices." 

Some of the ideas explored in the report have already been included in HR 2 (the Moving Forward Act), the House of Representatives’ recovery legislation and infrastructure stimulus, based on a letter written by Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) that outlines key programs and funding aimed at achieving those goals.

The Rhodium Group bases its analysis on the assesses the employment impacts of the programs proposed in the Grijalva and McEachin letter, finding that "$107 billion-plus in spending to address clean air, clean water, toxic waste clean up, affordable housing and energy assistance could support nearly 300,000 jobs each year over the next five years."

The report includes a lot of up-to-date information about the racial disparities of the economic disparity during a global public health crisis also defined by racial disparities.

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