The United States is far from the necessary climate pollution reductions to meet its pledge to cut emissions by 50–52% below 2005 levels by the end of 2030 — a yawning gap that will only grow after Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) joined every Senate Republican in opposing action on climate change. A condo purchased by the coal millionaire and his wife in 2011 is also far … away from the mountaintop removal coal mining that has wrought untold environmental and public health destruction upon his state. Manchin and his wife, The Intercept reports, have funneled millions of federal taxpayer dollars to protect the area around their retreat, nestled between Dolly Sods Wilderness, the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and Blackwater Falls State Park. (Emissions reduction targets: Washington Post $; Manchins: The Intercept)