US Climate-change Fight Threatened as Manchin Rejects Biden’s Bill

Here are five top climate measures in President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill, and a discussion of their prospects if the wider legislation dies.

Timothy Gardner and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s rejection of President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion social spending bill threatens to scuttle hundreds of billions of dollars in funding for measures to fight global warming and meet the administration's climate goals.

Biden wanted his sweeping Build Back Better bill to put the U.S. on track to at least halve its greenhouse-gas emissions this decade from 2005 levels and decarbonize the power grid by 2035. These goals will be harder to reach if Biden’s fellow Democrat Manchin helps Senate Republicans kill the bill.

Here are five top climate measures in the bill, and a discussion of their prospects if the wider legislation dies.

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