Biden lays out new funds for localities on climate, but no national emergency yet

Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley called on the administration to “pivot to a very aggressive climate strategy”

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Coal-fired power plants, like this one in Illinois contribute to greenhouse gases that cause climate change, scientists say. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.