Biden bucks environmental Left with plan to retain fossil fuel jobs by capturing carbon emissions

Joe Biden, within his aggressive climate plans, aims to keep power plant and industrial workers at their jobs by backing technologies that capture carbon emissions from smokestacks and store it underground.

The focus on carbon capture has helped him win buy-in from some fossil fuel-heavy labor unions. Yet it risks a fight with left-wing environmentalists and liberal Democratic lawmakers who see carbon capture as an excuse to perpetuate fossil fuels.

“We think [carbon capture and storage] represents magical thinking that is basically a lifeline to a dying industry,” said Karen Orenstein, climate and energy director at Friends of the Earth. “What we need to be doing immediately is a managed
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