Biden: Now We Have to Build Highways a Couple Feet Higher Because of Climate Change

‘When a highway gets washed out, you can’t build it the way it was before’


BIDEN: “And I’d go through long stretch of residential neighborhood and I could see the lights on in the kitchens and in the dining room. And I'd wonder, what are they talking about? What are they thinking about? Because that’s why I ran. That’s why these folks ran. It’s about building — taking care of their legitimate needs. And to make sure democracy delivers for everybody. We promised that we couldn’t just build back what we had before. We had to Build Back Better. And that’s an environmental requirement. When a highway gets washed out, you can’t build it back to what it was before, which used to be the measure. You got to build it a couple feet higher because even if we gain control of the climate, we're still — it’s not going to go back to what it was before. It’s not going to be that way. And despite the cynics, Democrats and Republicans, we can work together. We can deliver real results."

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