Manchin Rejects Landmark Bill, Putting Biden’s Climate Goals at Risk

"The declaration from Senator Joe Manchin III that he cannot support his party’s $2.2 trillion Build Back Better bill has significantly dimmed the prospects for the climate action that scientists say the United States must take to avert the most catastrophic effects of global warming."

Source: NYTimes, 12/20/2021

Manchin Rejects Offshore Drilling Ban Amid Broader Standoff Over Bill

"Democratic plans to restrict new oil and gas development off both coasts and in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have emerged as a new flash point in the Build Back Better bill, highlighting the party’s political schism as it tries to advance the massive spending legislation."

Source: Washington Post, 12/17/2021

"The U.S. Has So Many Oil Pipelines, Half of Them Are Sitting Empty"

"If you’re in the market for an oil pipeline, you’re in luck—we’ve got a lot of extra ones right now. About half of the oil pipelines in the U.S. are sitting unused, energy research firm Wood Mackenzie said in figures shared with Reuters Thursday."

Source: Earther, 12/17/2021

Democrats’ $2 Trillion Spending Plan In Political Peril As Talks Snag

"A push by Senate Democrats to pass a roughly $2 trillion tax-and-spending measure before Christmas appeared in dire political peril Wednesday, as talks soured between President Biden and Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) over the size and scope of the economic package."

Source: Washington Post, 12/16/2021

"Manchin Huddle With Biden Fails To Break Impasse"

"Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is ramping up the pressure to finish his party’s climate and social spending bill by Christmas, but it looks like an increasingly difficult task given continued concerns from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and the lengthy process of clearing the legislation with the Senate parliamentarian."

Source: E&E News, 12/15/2021


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