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Manchin’s Budget Bill Stance Casts Doubt On Biden’s GHG Targets

December 20, 2021
Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) vow that he cannot support Democrats’ climate-heavy budget legislation as currently constructed is casting significant doubt on whether the Biden administration can meet its pledge to halve economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this decade. Nevertheless, White House officials, top Democrats and environmental groups are vowing to press forward with some version of the so-called Build Back Better Act, arguing that “failure is not an option” when it comes to addressing carbon emissions that...

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