US senator rejects claims he is jeopardising key climate change pledge ahead of COP26

A US senator accused of jeopardising America’s central pledge at the COP climate conference has told Sky News he rejects the accusation but says coal power plants in the state he represents will not be shut down.

Speaking outside his congressional office on Capitol Hill, Senator Joe Manchin said: “I am not watering anything down. No not at all. You need to read the facts and see what’s happening in the world.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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