Once again, the U.S. has failed to take sweeping climate action. Here’s why

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October 27, 202110:35 AM ET

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/27/1047583610/once-again-the-u-s-has-failed-to-take-sweeping-climate-action-heres-why

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Opposition from Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, has likely sounded a death knell for the Biden administration’s ambitious plan to cut emissions that drive climate change.Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

In April, President Bidenunveiledthe United States’ most ambitious plan ever to cut emissions that drive climate change, and he urged other nations to follow. Now, days before Biden prepares for a pivotal climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the White House’s keystone legislative plan to tackle climate disruption appears to be dead, sunk by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin.

It’s the most recent in a string of defeats to aggressive climate action that stretches back more than 25 years.

The United States has contributed more heat-trapping pollution than any country over time and has been the prime driver of global climate…

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