Why the collapse of Biden’s Build Back Better would be a major blow to the climate fight

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2021
From The Left
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The collapse of Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation would have disastrous consequences for the global climate crisis, making it almost impossible for the US to comply with its greenhouse gas reduction pledges made under the Paris accords.

The US president’s sweeping economic recovery and social welfare bill is in serious trouble after the Democratic senator Joe Manchin announced his opposition to the $1.75tn spending package that includes the country’s largest ever climate crisis investment.

The shock move by the fossil fuel-friendly West Virginia lawmaker came after a year of record-breaking fires,...

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/22/joe-biden-build-back-better-climate-crisis-consequences

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