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Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Makes Historic Investments in Tribal Infrastructure and Climate Resiliency


November 12, 2021

From left: Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Washington), Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Vice President Fawn Sharp of the Quinault Nation during a visit to the Quinault Nation in Washington on August 9, 2021. Photo: U.S. Department of the interior

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal passed by Congress on November 5, 2021, makes historic investments in Indigenous communities' efforts to tackle the climate crisis and boost resilience of physical and natural systems.

"As the effects of climate change continue to intensify, Indigenous communities are facing unique climate-related challenges that pose existential threats to Tribal economies, infrastructure, livelihoods, and health. Coastal communities are facing flooding, erosion, permafrost subsidence, sea level rise, and storm surges, while inland communities are facing worsening drought and extreme heat," said Secretary Deb Haaland.

"The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal's historic investments in Tribal communities will help bolster community resilience, replace aging infrastructure, and provide support needed for climate-related relocation and adaptation," said Secretary Haaland.


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