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Paul Krugman: Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act is a huge, expensive, controversial success

How to think about green industrial policy.

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Robinson Meyer: Can trade wars help save the climate?

Competition, not cooperation, has driven the bulk of climate progress over the past few years.
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LISTEN: Should the government pay for your bad climate decisions?

As climate change becomes a health risk, the U.S. government has warned it will reassess spending priorities.
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Biden warns that climate change could upend federal spending programs

A chapter in the new Economic Report of the President focuses on the growing risks to people and businesses from rising temperatures, and the government’s role in adapting to them.
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Toxic chemical rules pose test for Biden

Key industries — including some that the White House is backing through other policies — are lobbying to water down the first major new rules in a generation on chemicals that pose risks to humans.
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Nebraskans are sitting on strategic metals. Is mining a patriotic duty?

One county has a wealth of minerals essential to defense and the green economy. Mining would transform the community, yet many say they feel a patriotic obligation to dig.
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White House aims to reflect the environment in economic data

The Biden administration has set out to measure the economic value of ecosystems, offering new statistics to weigh in policy decisions.
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