The bipartisan legislation currently under Senate consideration falls far short of President Biden’s commitment to transforming the fossil-fueled underpinnings of the U.S. economy, the AP reports. [Additional coverage is below] The deal includes hundreds of billions in total to support climate resilience, electric grid updates, and harden infrastructure against cyberattacks and climate change — as well as more than half a trillion for new public works projects. It does not, however, establish a Clean Electricity Standard nor a Civilian Climate Corps and includes just $7.5 billion for EV charging stations. Environmental advocates slammed the bipartisan bill. “It is clear that the deal does not meet the moment on climate or justice,″ said Tiernan Sittenfeld, a senior vice president of the League of Conservation Voters. Others, like Janet Redman of Greenpeace USA, were pithier. “This looks like the Exxon Infrastructure Bill,” she said.” Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said the bill was “a good start,” adding Democrats would pass a separate $3.5 trillion package without GOP support to “deal with the climate crisis in the magnitude, scope and scale that’s required.” (AP)

ADDITIONAL COVERAGE: Bipartisan infrastructure bill reveals Manchin’s influence (Politico Pro $), Climate in the infrastructure bill: $73 billion for the electric grid but less for electric vehicles and lead pipes. (New York Times $), $1 trillion infrastructure bill pours money into long-delayed needs (New York Times $, New York Times $), bipartisan deal attracts energy, environment amendments (E&E $), in the infrastructure bill: a substantial investment in resilience. (New York Times $), Senate pushes ahead with $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill (Reuters), Biden says bipartisan deal will solve the country’s lead problem. It won’t. (Politico), climate infrastructure deal would require study on job losses from Keystone’s end (The Hill), Senate infrastructure bill offers billions for carbon capture, hydrogen projects (Politico Pro $), Senate poised to deliver infrastructure win for Biden agenda (Bloomberg $), Infrastructure bill would boost Metro funding, reopen door to Baltimore’s Red Line project (Washington Post $), hydrogen plan isn’t very green under US infrastructure deal (Bloomberg $)