MIAMI (WSVN) - Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Miami on Friday to discuss the Biden administration’s climate change agenda.
As the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent, the Biden administration has made it a priority to address the issue. During her last visit to Miami, Harris spoke about the need for the United States to take action to combat climate change and the importance of investing in infrastructure that is resilient to its effects.
Vice President Kamala Harris visited the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science Friday to announce a $562 million investment as part of the Investing in America agenda.
“President Joe Biden and I understand the incredible challenges that coastal communities face, and we intend to do all in our power to help fight back,” Harris said.
That money is set to fund 149 projects, reaching 30 coastal states and territories under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Ready Coasts Initiative.
Many of those projects are aimed at helping coastal communities deal with increased flooding, sea level rise and more intense storms.
The Biden-Harris administration said this announcement reflects their commitment to tackling the climate crisis.
“America can meet any challenge presented, even a challenge as great as the climate crisis,” Harris said, “and so that is why we are investing in America because we know there is no limit to what our country can achieve, especially when we are all in it together.”
Sixteen of those projects are supposed to take place in Florida to the tune of $78.7 million.
Before heading to Miami International Airport, Harris stopped by Doggi’s Arepa Bar, located at 1246 SW 22nd St.
At the eatery, she was greeted by the owner Giovanni Esteves.
“I’ve been reading about you arepas forever and I wanted to come and get some,” Harris said.
To see a list of Florida projects, click here.
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