Biden Admin Spending $1B Planting Trees To Combat ‘Structural Racism’

  • To combat what is referred to as “environmental injustice,” the Biden Administration is giving out $1 billion in grants to put up trees in areas of cities that serve mostly minorities that have been robbed of the environmental benefits of shade due to alleged racism.
  • The funding is part of a $1.5 billion investment from President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act focusing on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program.
  • A 2015 academic study reported links between “urban tree canopy” and household income and a 2022 study that involved the USDA Forest Service said that the distribution of trees in cities was linked to “structural racism.”
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