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Already the Biden transition team has signaled that climate change would be a priority as the new administration takes over and sets its governing agenda. But fractures have already appeared in the climate coalition from the Democratic progressive flank.
But as Biden’s deputy campaign adviser Kate Bedingfield told E&E News about the potential conflict: the liberal wing will be energized by Biden’s policies, and pointed to climate as one example.
“He spent time during this campaign bringing people together around, around this climate plan,” she said. “He was able to get the endorsement of groups like the Sunrise Movement and the endorsement of labor for this plan. It’s a big, aggressive plan.”
While Senator Joe Manchin leads the opposition to climate provisions in President Biden’s budget bill, his own state is the most exposed to floods in the nation, according to new data released this month by the nonprofit organization First Street Foundation. Over 60% of West Virginia’s power stations are at risk, twice the average and […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Documents obtained by Greenpeace UK’s investigative journalism team Unearthed reveal that many coal and oil-rich nations have urged the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to water down its upcoming report on the world’s options to fight climate change successfully. Thousands of comments were sent to the IPCC’s […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Vital climate measures in the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) may be on the chopping block as the debate over President Biden’s extensive budget package continues in Congress. Senator Joe Manchin III (D-WV) is leading the charge to cut the CEPP, telling the White House he strongly opposes the […]
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