As a candidate, U.S. President Joe Biden garnered nearly unanimous support from environmentalists, progressives and clean energy advocates for his promise to reconfigure the U.S. economy for the fight against climate change.

But as president, his $2.25 trillion jobs-and-infrastructure blueprint — released Wednesday and meant to fulfill much of that campaign pledge — received a much less harmonious welcome.

"Today I find myself caught between two truths,” said Varshini Prakash, executive director of the youth climate activist group the Sunrise Movement