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On the campaign trail and when he first came to office, President Biden had ambitious plans to deal with climate change, including promises to reduce fossil fuel production.

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, however, Mr. Biden has largely stopped making the case for these plans, instead turning his focus to pumping as much oil and gas as possible.

What is behind the president’s retreat on climate?


Coral Davenport, an energy and environmental policy correspondent for The New York Times.

Since the war in Ukraine started, climate change policy has been largely taken off the presidential podium.
Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times

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Coral Davenport contributed reporting.

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