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Billions for Climate Protection Fuel New Debate: Who Deserves It Most

More than half the money went to California, New Jersey and Washington State. The largest single recipient was a $68 million flood-control project in Menlo Park, Calif., where the median household income is more than $160,000, the typical home costs…

Interior Dept. Report on Drilling Is Mostly Silent on Climate Change

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…

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…

How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy

WASHINGTON — Tom Perriello saw it coming but could do nothing to stop it. André Kapanga too. Despite urgent emails, phone calls and personal pleas, they watched helplessly as a company backed by the Chinese government took ownership from the…

A Power Struggle Over Cobalt Rattles the Clean Energy Revolution

KISANFU, Democratic Republic of Congo — Just up a red dirt road, across an expanse of tall, dew-soaked weeds, bulldozers are hollowing out a yawning new canyon that is central to the world’s urgent race against global warming. For more…

What’s in the $2.2 Trillion Social Policy and Climate Bill

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…

Blinken Emphasizes the Importance of Working With African Countries

new video loaded: Blinken Emphasizes the Importance of Working With African Countries transcript Back bars 0:00/1:04 –1:04 transcript Blinken Emphasizes the Importance of Working With African Countries During a stop in Nigeria, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken outlined the…

House Democrats Celebrate Passage of Biden’s Social Safety Net Package

new video loaded: House Democrats Celebrate Passage of Biden’s Social Safety Net Package transcript Back bars 0:00/0:33 –0:33 transcript House Democrats Celebrate Passage of Biden’s Social Safety Net Package The House narrowly passed the $2 trillion spending bill, 220 to…

House Passes the Largest Expenditure on Climate in U.S. History

Republicans, who unanimously opposed the bill, assailed the climate provisions. “This includes payoffs for electric vehicle owners,” said Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “It includes higher taxes on American…

Biden Met With Xi. But Is His China Policy Right?

The choreography has been exquisite. President Biden spent his first nine months in office trying to gain leverage over China: He patched up trade disputes with America’s allies. He hosted the first-ever in-person meeting of leaders of “The Quad,” which…

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