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The Senate Was History’s Greatest Obstacle to Climate Progress – The Atlantic

Updated at 5:19 p.m. on August 7, 2022 Climate change was born as a modern political issue in the United States Senate. On a hot June day in 1988, a senior NASA scientist warned a Senate committee that global warming,…

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Biden unveils extreme heat plan – but doesn’t declare climate emergency

Facing the disintegration of his climate agenda as ferocious heatwaves hit large parts of the world, Joe Biden has unveiled a new plan to push billions of dollars to US cities and states to help them cope better with extreme…

Climate Change Legislation Stalls Amid Growing Inflation Concerns – The New York Times

Summers in Maricopa County, Ariz., have become at times unbearable, Kyle Hawkinson said on Friday. Smog and haze hung heavily over Phoenix, and residents were bracing for fire season, when the heat and air pollution would only grow worse. Climate…

Supreme Court curbs EPA’s ability to fight climate change – CNN

CNN  —  The Supreme Court curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, a major defeat for the Biden administration’s attempts to slash emissions at a moment when scientists are sounding alarms about…

Dems Cheer Biden’s Mileage Standards That Will Make Cars Far More Costly

Democratic lawmakers applauded the Biden administration’s recent fuel economy standards which are projected to cost consumers thousands of dollars. The Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards on Friday, requiring an industry-wide fleet average of…

Biden Climate-Change Plans Gain Momentum as Democrats Retool Agenda – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—President Biden’s climate-change plan, particularly enhanced tax incentives for renewable energy, is very much alive in Congress—even as other important pieces of his economic-policy agenda appear dead. Democrats will soon try to reconstruct legislation from the ashes of the roughly…

Ukraine war upends Biden’s agenda on energy, climate change – The Associated Press – en Español

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russian troops move deeper into Ukraine, President Joe Biden is taking steps to rein in rising energy costs even if those moves run counter to his agenda for addressing climate change. Biden announced on Tuesday that…

What the collapse of Build Back Better would mean for climate change – NBC News

WILMINGTON, Del. — The likely demise of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation would have devastating consequences for U.S. efforts to combat climate change, making it nearly impossible for the U.S. to meet its emissions-cutting pledges under the Paris…

As Gas Prices Soar, Dem Senator Says Passing Spending Bill Will End ‘Oil Era’

Passing the Build Back Better Act will spell the end of oil use worldwide, Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey claimed at a Wednesday press conference. “The oil era will be over if we pass the reconciliation package,” Markey said, adding…

Senate Democrats Push To Impose Carbon Tariffs

Senate Democrats are proposing to impose tariffs on carbon-intensive imports to help pay for their $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending infrastructure proposal, in a surprising move that opens up a web of complex questions. Their push came on the same day that…

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