West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has rejected a provision in the Build Back Better bill, now pending in the Senate, that would restrict oil and gas development in the United States, further dashing his party’s hopes of passing the trillion-dollar measure before Congress’ Christmas holidays recess.
The provision would prohibit future drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, according to sources of The Washington Post , which reported Thursday on Manchin’s purported opposition.
The newspaper says the senator’s office did not respond to a request for comment.Manchin, […]
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