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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Battle rages over Pa. plan to join RGGI

A fight over whether Pennsylvania should join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is heating up, with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf doubling down this week on his intentions to get on board despite fierce opposition from the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania General Assembly.

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CONGRESS: Republicans demand documents on Kerry’s security clearance

House Republicans are seeking documents from the White House on climate envoy John Kerry, following reports of leaked audio that seemed to suggest the former secretary of State had divulged secrets to Iran.

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CONGRESS: House bill would embed climate in U.S. diplomacy

Climate envoy John Kerry has been the face of U.S. environmental diplomacy since President Biden took office. Under newly introduced legislation, he would be just one among many officials trying to sell the world on American-style climate action.

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EXTREME WEATHER: Long waits for U.S. disaster aid spur state calls for reform

Senior officials from the nation’s three largest states urged the Biden administration and Congress yesterday to expedite and simplify a process that has delayed the release of tens of billions of dollars in federal aid to communities hit by natural disasters.

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EXTREME WEATHER: Backlash hits FEMA plan to make states pay for disasters

State and local officials are warning that they would lose crucial federal funding to address climate threats under a Federal Emergency Management Agency plan that would make it harder to qualify for disaster aid.