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What BBB means for climate policy


Weeds co-hosts Jerusalem Demsas and Dara Lind talk with Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob), staff writer at the Atlantic, about the climate provisions in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill. They discuss specific climate-focused policy proposals and the political stalemate Congress is in, thanks to the filibuster in the Senate. Plus, a white paper about building codes and wildfires in California.


Robinson Meyer on the climate gamble going on in Congress

Weeds alum Matt Yglesias on the Build Back Better Bill

Vox’s Rebecca Leber on why Joe Manchin may have doomed climate policy

A 2016 piece from Vox’s Dylan Matthews about money in politics

Progressive leader calls on Biden to unilaterally act on agenda,” The Hill

Manchin's $1.8 trillion spending offer appears no longer to be on the table,” The Washington Post 

Noisy and Unsafe: Stop Fetishizing Old Homes,” The Atlantic


Jerusalem Demsas (@jerusalemdemsas), policy reporter, Vox

Dara Lind (@dlind) immigration reporter and Weeds host, Vox


Sofi LaLonde, producer and engineer

Libby Nelson, editorial adviser

Amber Hall, deputy editorial director of talk podcasts

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