Higher gas prices hurt pockets, make small dent in emissions

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President Biden’s climate agenda has been stymied by Congress and the Supreme Court. But one thing the president doesn’t like is actually causing emissions of heat-trapping gases to drop: high gas prices. Even as gas prices finally slip below $5 a gallon, many people are cutting back on driving just a bit. But not everyone can. Federal data shows that June gas sales are 5% below the same time in 2019 and spring miles driven are down 6%. Experts say high gas prices hurt people’s pocketbooks and Biden politically but only nibble at the climate problem.

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