The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 are our nation’s biggest climate and environmental legislation in a generation, unleashing nearly $1 trillion in federal spending. Beyond the ramp-up of electric cars and wind energy, the bills direct billions to be spent directly on nature. Bay Nature‘s reporters combed through nearly 500 spending programs created by Congress to highlight those that could affect nature in our area.
From our story in the Summer 2023 Issue: Historic Money for Bay Area Nature Has Started to Flow. The Challenge? Spending it.
Wild Billions is Bay Nature‘s ongoing reporting project examining the impacts of BIL and IRA in the San Francisco Bay Area.