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Greens to rally with Biden officials for ‘Build Back Better’

By Nick Sobczyk Photo: Francis Chung , E&E News

More than 20 environmental and labor groups will hold events in dozens of cities around the country Saturday to push Democrats in Congress to pass climate legislation in the upcoming work period.

04/20/22
                                                               

Gina McCarthy outlines new playbook to sell holdouts on ‘BBB’

By Robin Bravender Photo: Robin Bravender , E&E News

Backers of the Biden administration’s sweeping climate and social spending legislation need a new strategy to sell their plan to skeptics, the White House climate adviser said today.

03/24/22
                                                               

To Fully Mitigate Climate Change, We Need to Curb Methane Emissions

By Sean Casten Photo: Steven St John Getty Images

It’s been more than two months since the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act—a bill that would make desperately needed and decades-overdue strides toward the U.S. meeting its moral responsibility to combat the climate crisis. But instead of moving into a new year on the hope that would come with the Senate passing and President Biden signing this historic legislation into law, I’m terrified—and furious—that we’re tripping at the finish line.

01/21/22
                                                               

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

By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman Photo: Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times

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.

01/20/22
                                                               

Opinion: West Virginia’s coal miners just made Joe Manchin’s life a lot harder

By Greg Sargent Photo: J. Scott Applewhite , AP

For months, Sen. Joe Manchin III has sold his opposition to the Build Back Better proposal as driven uniformly by a brave and hardheaded assessment of the national interest. He has warned that BBB will fuel inflation and that its climate provisions will push energy markets to evolve too quickly and lead to a dangerous dependence on Chinese supply chains.

01/10/22
                                                               

We’ll Believe It When We See It, Joe

By Brian Kahn Photo: Anna Moneymaker , Getty Images

A few weeks after nuking the Democratic Build Back Better Agenda live on Fox News, Sen. Joe Manchin would like you to know the climate part is a piece of cake.

01/04/22
                                                               

Biden ‘over-promised and under-delivered’ on climate

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

As the new year opens, President Biden faces an increasingly narrow path to fulfill his ambitious goal of slashing the greenhouse gases generated by the United States that are helping to warm the planet to dangerous levels.

01/04/22
                                                               

We’re Heading Toward a Very American Climate Tragedy

By Robinson Meyer Photo: Getty; The Atlantic

If Democrats fail to pass a climate policy, they will all but guarantee that the world will warm a dangerous degree and that the U.S. will surrender its technological advantage to China.

12/22/21
                                                               

Good morning. Joe Manchin’s history suggested he could vote for Build Back Better. Why didn’t he?

By David Leonhardt Photo: Stefani Reynolds , New York Times

During the Trump administration, Manchin voted against both the attempts to repeal Obamacare and a tax cut skewed toward the rich. Earlier this year, he insisted on changes to President Biden’s $1.9 trillion virus rescue bill, but still provided a deciding vote for it.

12/22/21
                                                               

It’s Been a Bad Week for Build Back Better. Here’s What It Means.

By Lisa Friedman

Senator Joe Manchin III may have single-handedly torpedoed President Biden’s climate change and social spending bill this week when he announced that he would not support the measure.

12/22/21