Why Climate Activists Should Rejoice in Exxon’s Infrastructure Win

Hunter Kissam
2 min readNov 8, 2021
Railroad tracks with sunset in background

If you’re only clicking on this heading out of confusion, don’t worry. I’m not going to claim that there is any substance in the legislation to celebrate. However, the Republicans who backed the bill with the intention of helping their corporate donors missed the bigger picture. Namely, their strategy.

Republicans have been using their time-tested, 3-part strategy with the Biden administration since it took office. They are openly attempting to make the country effectively ungovernable, blame it on the Democrats, and take back control of the executive branch.

A few GOP senators decided that lining Exxon’s pockets a little more is more important than sticking to their intended plan, and it may wind up costing them.

Why Passing the Bogus Infrastructure Bill Actually Matters

Whether you approve of President Biden or not as a progressive voter, you should be wishing him well in office right now. It’s unlikely that AOC or another leading progressive figure could run a successful primary campaign against him in 2024, even if his numbers continue to slip.

This means that you have two options; Biden or Trump.



Hunter Kissam

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