Build Back Better
As we emerge from this historic pandemic, President Biden has committed to “Build Back Better.” Friends of the Earth believes that this economic rebuilding has the potential to foster a transformation that is much bolder than an incrementally improved version of the status quo.
We envision a once-in-generation just transition from an extractive economy to an ecologically regenerative society — a transformation that closes gaps in racial and wealth inequality, and creates a healthy and just world for us all.
We need to build back:
Friends of the Earth welcomes President Biden’s efforts to center climate change, racial equity and support for family-sustaining union jobs in his infrastructure package.
The For the People Act (S1) is a once-in-a-generation, landmark bill that will repair our damaged political system, which has prevented our country from tackling critical threats such as climate change and ecosystem collapse.
The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior today. She will be sworn-in in the coming days, following an unusually hostile senate hearing.