The hits to Joe Biden’s climate ambitions keep on coming. Two years ago, Biden put forward a $2 trillion climate plan. After Democrats failed to move a bill forward last year, that package was whittled down to $300 billion.
This spring was supposed to be the moment that package passed. And then spring turned into summer. And now, as lawmakers prepare to clear out for August, it looks like any size climate bill is unlikely – thanks to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
Senator Manchin has nearly killed his party’s chance of doing something big on climate. The window of opportunity for legislation is closing – and it could bring a painful end to Biden’s stalled agenda. What options are left?
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