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The Senate’s new point man on climate has been the Democrats’ most fossil fuel-friendly senator

Kingmaker. Linchpin. Occupier of the cat-bird seat. These are the colorful descriptions of the anticipated role of Sen. Joe Manchin — the centrist West Virginia Democrat — in a new Congress under his party’s control. Manchin’s pivotal position as the most conservative Democrat in the Senate will play out in any number of controversial legislative […]