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Why is the U.S. so bad at passing climate policy? It’s by design. – Grist

A Democratic president was in the White House. The Democratic Party held a majority of seats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. But a single senator — a moderate Democrat from West Virginia — blocked the White…

Climate change emergency cannot be solved by disintegrating democracies | TheHill – The Hill

President BidenJoe BidenBiden tells Zelensky US, allies will ‘respond decisively’ if Russia invades Biden, Harris to speak on anniversary of Capitol insurrection Biden’s court picks face fierce GOP opposition MORE’s climate agenda was launched with hopes, prayers and the expectation…

Scenes From a World on Fire

Mr. Manchin, an essential vote in an evenly divided United States Senate, has always been skeptical of any serious federal effort to combat global warming. Last month, he said no and no again to Mr. Biden’s $2.2 trillion social policy…

Did We Just Blow Our Last, Best Chance to Tackle Climate Change? – TIME

In mid-2020, after the pandemic had settled in, I wrote in a TIME cover story that the stars had aligned to make 2020 and 2021 the “last, best chance” to keep the world from experiencing the worst impacts of climate…

U.S. Effort to Combat Forced Labor Targets Corporate China Ties

A far-reaching bill aimed at barring products made with forced labor in China became law after President Biden signed the bill on Thursday. But the next four months — during which the Biden administration will convene hearings to investigate how…

Interior Dept. Report on Drilling Is Mostly Silent on Climate Change – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department on Friday recommended that the federal government raise the fees that oil and gas companies pay to drill on public lands — the first increase in those rent and royalty rates since 1920. The long-awaited…

Energy Sec. Under Fire For Favoring EV Co. She Owned Stock In, Was Board Member

President Joe Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is the subject of an ethics complaint about promoting, in her role as a member of the executive branch, an electric bus company she sat on the board of and held over a…

The ‘Build Back Better’ Bill Is Just Another ‘Gimmicky Shell Game’

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed their mammoth “Build Back Better” reconciliation bill, which is so dependent on creative accounting that even Enron’s accountants would have blushed. Back on November 1, Senator Joe Manchin warned that the proposal relied…

Biden To Release 50M Barrels Of Oil From Strategic Reserves

President Biden said the Department of Energy will release 50 million barrels of oil held in the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as Americans pay more for gas now than they have in years. China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United…

What’s in Build Back Better, Biden’s Social Policy and Climate Plan

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed a sprawling, roughly $2 trillion social policy, climate and tax measure that is the central pillar of President Biden’s domestic agenda. The product of months of intense negotiations, the package would bolster the…

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