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‘Build Back Better’ hit a wall but climate action could move forward

‘Build Back Better’ hit a wall but climate action could move forward

Some Democrats want to forge ahead with a stand-alone climate bill, but their solution could mean abandoning other parts of President Biden’s agenda.
Kyrsten Sinema wants to cut $100 billion in proposed climate funds, sources say
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Kyrsten Sinema wants to cut $100 billion in proposed climate funds, sources say

The Arizona senator, who started in politics as an environmentalist, is one of two centrist Democrats who could make or break a spending bill at the center of President Biden’s legislative agenda.
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Biden pushes for New Deal-style Civilian Climate Corps

Inspired by the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing for a modern counterpart: a Civilian Climate Corps that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs building trails, restoring streams and helping prevent catastrophic wildfires.
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Nearly 140 Democrats urge EPA to 'promptly' allow California to set its own vehicle pollution standards

A group of 139 Democratic lawmakers is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to "promptly" reinstate California's ability to set its own vehicle emissions standards — which is expected to increase electric vehicle adoption.

Progressives draw red line on keeping climate provisions in infrastructure bill
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Progressives draw red line on keeping climate provisions in infrastructure bill

Many Democrats behind the scenes worry climate change has faded from center stage.
Collapse of infrastructure talks risks climate priorities
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Collapse of infrastructure talks risks climate priorities

The chances of pushing climate legislation through Congress, a long shot from the beginning, now appear even more uncertain.
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Kerry: China described climate change as 'crisis' for the first time

U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry emphasized what he said was progress on negotiating with China on carbon emissions, saying Beijing had described climate change as a “crisis" for the first time.

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