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Gas Prices, Europe’s Energy Crunch Threaten Biden Climate Push

Oct. 6, 2021, 8:55 PM

Allies of the oil and coal industry have seized on energy crises overseas and rising gasoline prices in the U.S. to counter President Joe Biden’s plans to combat climate change and force a rapid shift to renewable power.

They’re warning that the dilemma now facing Europe -- where energy shortages have crimped consumers and forced some manufacturers to shut plants -- is a specter of what could happen inside the U.S. under proposals to swiftly curtail the use of fossil fuels.

“It’s an indication of what’s coming here,” said Senator Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican who argues ...

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