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Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

BLACKSBURG, Va. — After years of spirited opposition from environmental activists, the Mountain Valley Pipeline — a 304-mile gas pipeline cutting through the Appalachian Mountains — was behind schedule, over budget and beset with lawsuits. As recently as February, one…

Here Are Manchin’s Demands On Permitting, Pipelines, And Lawsuits

The legislative agreement between Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls for Congress to take up “comprehensive” permitting reform in a bill separate from their reconciliation deal, and the provisions currently under consideration could well achieve that depending…

Experts say climate change running up economic costs by the billions – UPI News

Aug. 4 (UPI) — A Senate committee heard testimony on Thursday about the rising economic costs of climate change as the chamber will soon vote on a Democratic bill that invests billions in various efforts to limit greenhouse gases. The…

Manchin’s Mountain Valley Pipeline Dream

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says Democratic leaders have agreed to consider permitting reforms to complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline. That’s nice of them. Alas, these mooted reforms even if enacted won’t help much since the Democratic Party’s green allies…

When It Comes to Energy, We Need More Balance, Less Fear

In the last 22 years, protecting and caring for the planet has gone from a “we’re all in this together” part of our culture to a political wedge issue. And it isn’t just your average pedestrian wedge issue that surges…

How Joe Manchin Shaped the Climate Change Bill

Asked for comment, Mr. Manchin’s spokeswoman, Sam Runyon, pointed to those provisions as well as another $5 billion in the package that would allow existing coal-fired power plants to improve their efficiency and adopt environmental controls like scrubbers, which remove…

Surprise Deal Would Be Most Ambitious Climate Action Undertaken by U.S. – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The $369 billion climate and tax package forged in a surprise deal by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to try to stop the planet from catastrophically overheating….

California hopes to fight global warming by pumping CO2 underground. Some call it a ruse – Lookout Santa Cruz

Have something to say? Lookout welcomes letters to the editor, within our policies, from readers. Guidelines here. It’s an emerging technology that climate experts say can prevent billions of tons of greenhouse gases from entering Earth’s atmosphere. By capturing carbon…

Is carbon capture and storage a cover for oil production? – Los Angeles Times

It’s an emerging technology that climate experts say can prevent billions of tons of greenhouse gases from entering Earth’s atmosphere. By capturing carbon dioxide as it spews from oil refineries, power plants and other industrial smokestacks and then forcing it…

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