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How the pandemic upended climate politics

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the chaotic and expensive congressional response, has upended the climate politics landscape. Before the onslaught of the coronavirus, environmentalists had unprecedented success…

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Virus response excludes climate. Get used to it

Climate is getting left behind in Congress’ multitrillion-dollar spending spree, and it could stay that way for a while. After some early agitation for Democrats to muscle clean energy policies into the coronavirus response packages…

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Democrats fight Green New Deal attacks on stimulus

Environmentalists and some of their Democratic allies in Congress see economic stimulus discussions stemming from the novel coronavirus as a major opportunity to push their green priorities. But their efforts are running headfirst…

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Many Hill Democrats push back on Sanders’ green plans

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to ban hydraulic fracturing, end all fossil fuel extraction on public lands and do away with nuclear power if he’s elected president — all ideas that aren’t likely to fly with moderates on Capitol Hill. Sanders’ plan…

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Biden Considering New White House Office on Climate Change

[Bloomberg subscription required to read this article.] Democrat Joe Biden is considering creating a special White House office led by a climate “czar” to coordinate efforts to fight global warming if he is elected president, according to people familiar with the deliberations…

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