Today in Climate Maneuvering

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Over at MoJo, our politics blog, we’ve had several updates today on climate-related machinations occurring in Congress or at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. Check ’em out:

The Senate is about to vote on David Vitter’s amendment blocking the use of federal money for policy directives from the White House climate czar.

Is the G20 punting on climate funding for poor countries?

Obama made a big pitch to the G20 on cutting government subsidies to fossil fuels. But how far does he really want to go?

Murkowski’s attempted end-run around EPA regulation of greenhouse gases fails.

 

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