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Biden to create White House Office of Environmental Justice

In a Rose Garden announcement, Mr. Biden is expected to pledge new policies to end environmental racism. He also will attack Republicans.
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House GOP’s debt-limit plan seeks to repeal major parts of Democrats’ climate law

House Republicans’ proposal for averting a breach of the federal debt limit seeks to relitigate one of the most consequential congressional debates of last year — by taking an ax to President Joe Biden’s signature climate law.

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US House Republicans face unity test with major energy bill

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on its first major legislation of the year on Thursday, a partisan energy bill that poses an early test of unity for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's majority.
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Irony? Climate project eyes McCarthy’s backyard

Smack dab in the heart of Kevin McCarthy's California congressional district, an oil and gas company is planning to build massive machines capable of sucking planet-warming pollution out of the air

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Meet the top House recipients of oil and gas money

Most are Republicans. Two serve in leadership positions. And many have seats on House committees that wield outsize influence on energy and climate policy.
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McCarthy touts fossil fuels as California reels from atmospheric rivers

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s rise came as atmospheric rivers inundated his home state of California with severe flooding and widespread power outages. Scientists say atmospheric rivers are fueled by climate change — a problem that McCarthy’s pro-fossil-fuel policies stand to exacerbate.
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3 climate takeaways from the GOP speaker meltdown

The Republican brawl over whom to elect House speaker hasn’t changed anything about climate policy — yet. But the chaos this week has underscored concerns that the new Congress is ill-equipped to address global warming.