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Manchin, Joe III

Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022.

But cracks in Mr. Biden’s agenda quickly appeared. In June, a federal judge in Louisiana sided with Republican attorneys general from 13 states who argued that Mr. Biden lacked the legal authority to pause new oil and gas leases. As…

Biden Administration Approves Two California Solar Projects

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Tuesday that it had given the go-ahead to two major solar projects on federal land in the California desert, pushing forward with clean energy plans by using federal authority after Joe Manchin III, the…

What the Stalled Build Back Better Bill Means for Climate, in One Chart

The fate of the imperiled Build Back Better bill in Congress will have major consequences for America’s ability to tackle climate change, researchers have estimated. 7 billion metric tons Historical emissions Estimated future emissions Before bipartisan infrastructure law The Stalled…

Behind Manchin’s Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures

Mr. Manchin on Sunday argued that “the energy transition my colleagues seek is already well underway,” as the price of wind and solar energy drops, easing the utility and transportation sectors away from oil, gas and coal. But scientists say…

Manchin Rejects Landmark Legislation, Putting Biden’s Climate Goals at Risk

WASHINGTON — The declaration from Senator Joe Manchin III that he cannot support his party’s $2.2 trillion Build Back Better bill has significantly dimmed the prospects for the climate action that scientists say the United States must take to avert…

Manchin Rejects Democratic Plan to Ban New Offshore Drilling, Sources Say

WASHINGTON — A provision to permanently ban new offshore drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts has been stripped from a $2.2 trillion climate change and social spending bill after objections from Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, according…

The Achilles’ Heel of Biden’s Climate Plan? Coal Miners.

All of that has raised the stakes for courting coal miners. “Our guiding principle is the belief that we don’t have to choose between good jobs and a clean environment,” said Jason Walsh, the executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance,…

Over 40 Countries Pledge to End Use of Coal Power at COP26

That “offers a loophole,” said Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International. “This is one more nail in the coffin of coal, but only one, and the coffin is not yet sealed,” Ms. Morgan added. Underscoring the vagueness of the…

For Climate Change, Biden’s $3.5 Trillion Plan Isn’t Big Enough

This article is copublished with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. There will be no bargains with an overheating climate. The $3.5 trillion price tag that President Biden proposed for his climate-heavy Build Back Better Act might…

Divestment Is Pushing Money Away From Fossil Fuels

And by this point, divestment has spread way beyond colleges and universities. Enormous pension funds serving New York City and state employees have announced that they will sell stocks; earlier this year, the Maine legislature ordered the state’s retirement fund…

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