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Republicans’ climate credibility hit by make-believe ‘war on burgers’ claim

"Bye, bye burgers" was an on-screen graphic on Fox News, which ran the false claim that Biden would, tyrannically, allow Americans just one burger a month.

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Senate moves new bill to keep PA out of RGGI without General Assembly’s OK

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 119 along party lines.
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In RGGI fight escalation, GOP blocks Wolf’s nominations to utility regulator

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Why Biden is talking tough on climate

America usually tries to be a global leader on policy – so why, when it comes to climate, do Republicans suddenly want to follow China?

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Pa. Senate GOP blocks utility commission appointments to protest Wolf’s climate change rule

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are blocking Gov. Tom Wolf's appointments to the state Public Utility Commission until the Democratic governor drops his effort to use executive authority to join a regional partnership for cutting climate pollution.

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House GOP launches climate messaging ahead of summit

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Biden takes on Dems’ ‘Mission Impossible’: Revitalizing coal country

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Republicans prepping smaller counteroffer to Biden’s infrastructure plan

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Battle erupts over the definition of 'infrastructure'

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Biden promises 'historic' $2tn spending in infrastructure – but Capitol Hill fight awaits

Both Democrats and Republicans - as well as a majority of Americans - share a desire to fix the nation's aging roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. Yet there are sharp disagreements over the details.

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Biden takes aim at reducing emissions of super-polluting methane gas, with or without the Republicans

The first greenhouse gas actions under the Biden administration are likely to be curbs on the climate “super-pollutant" methane, as both Congressional Democrats and the White House readied moves they can make even without help from Republicans.

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Biden administration ramps up relief program to help Black farmers

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