What’s Next for Biden’s Climate Plan?
The centerpiece of the president’s environmental agenda has fallen apart because of the objections of a single senator.,
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The Clean Electricity Program has been at the heart of President Biden’s climate agenda since he took office.
The program aimed to reduce the role of coal and natural gas in the production of electricity by paying companies as they reduce their reliance and penalizing those that do not.
The White House has pushed the program hard, but passage was always going to come down to a single senator: Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
With Mr. Manchin’s support now extremely unlikely, where does that leave American climate policy?
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Oil production in New Mexico. A question now hangs over President Biden’s climate agenda as Senator Joe Manchin comes down against the Clean Electricity Program.Credit…Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times
Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from coal-rich West Virginia, has told the White House that he is firmly against one of the most powerful parts of President Biden’s climate agenda.
Faced with the likely demise of the program, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives.
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Coral Davenport contributed reporting.
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