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FILE - The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, early Dec. 17, 2021. President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, as a $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives remains stalled. Biden’s Build Back Better plan, which contains $550 billion in spending and tax credits aimed at promoting clean energy, was sidetracked by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who said just before Christmas that he could not support the legislation as written. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., leaves the office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., after a lengthy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 30, 2021. President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, as a $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives remains stalled. Biden’s Build Back Better plan, which contains $550 billion in spending and tax credits aimed at promoting clean energy, was sidetracked by Manchin, who said just before Christmas that he could not support the legislation as written. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)