President Biden entered the White House promising to use climate solutions as his main tool for raising wages, revitalizing infrastructure, and tackling inequality.
But almost overnight, that framing changed from transforming the American economy to protecting consumers.
Gasoline prices are at their highest levels in US history because of supply disruptions caused by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. And Biden’s latest decision to ban Russian oil reflects the shifting mood in Washington.
A geopolitical crisis is transforming the domestic conversation around energy in Washington. Security is the new lens.
How will it impact Biden’s narrow chance to do something ambitious on climate change?
Guest: Maxine Joselow, a Washington Post journalist who anchors the Climate 202 Newsletter.
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