POLITICO Playbook: Biden backs Dems into a corner on climate


Happy Saturday, y’all!

This week, there was a tornado on the National Mall. Record heat in the Pacific Northwest melted the power cables for streetcars in Portland, Ore. There was a damn fire in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico after a gas leak from a pipeline — and the video is like something from one of those bad summer blockbusters you go to for the air conditioning.

Climate activists say this summer is poised to go down as the tipping point when the impacts of climate change are so in your face it’s impossible to ignore. They are worried that no one — including President JOE BIDEN and lawmakers on Capitol Hill — is doing enough to fix it, and as climate policies get swallowed…

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