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Democrats Struggle to Replace Climate Plan Manchin Rejected (1)

Oct. 19, 2021, 1:37 PM

Democrats struggled to fill the void created by Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition to a key climate program, with hopes fading that Congress will reach agreement on climate legislation before world leaders gather in Scotland for a summit on global warming.

The Clean Electricity Payment Program has been a major priority for the White House and President Joe Biden’s goal of de-carbonizing the nation’s electric grid by 2035.

The program, which would pay utilities for using clean energy and penalize those that don’t, is on life support after Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who holds a swing vote in ...

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