Buttigieg warns Manchin of resistance to Biden’s climate plan: ‘It will cost lives’

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White House has said clean energy provisions likely to be dropped from bill to secure support of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema

The transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg delivered a blunt warning on Sunday to Joe Manchin and other Senate Democrats who are forcing Joe Biden to scale back his climate crisis agenda: your resistance is going to cost lives.

Manchin, senator for the coal-dependent state of West Virginia, opposes elements of the president’s clean energy performance program (CEPP), a $150bn central plank of his Build Back Better plan and $3.5tn spending bill.

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