'We really don't have a plan': Biden's climate promises are sunk without Build Back Better, experts say

Multiple independent analyses have found President Joe Biden simply can't hit his goal of cutting greenhouse gases by 50% by the end of the decade without the clean energy provisions in Build Back Better, the President's signature economic and climate legislation. After West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin torpedoed the bill, experts say these goals are ever more out of reach -- with devastating consequences.
"Without this bill we really don't have a plan to tackle the climate crisis in the US," said Leah Stokes, a senior policy adviser at Evergreen Action and climate expert at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "Cutting carbon pollution 50-52% is a really big goal, it's what's necessary, but it's not going to happen without significant federal investments."
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