House Democrats Weigh Resources-Related Climate Plans For Budget Bill

September 3, 2021
House Democrats began advancing key natural resources-related elements of the Biden administration’s climate agenda as part of an emerging budget “reconciliation” package, including first-time methane fees on oil and gas drillers, boosted fossil fuel extraction royalties, significant limits on offshore drilling and the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps. During a Sept. 2 markup, House Natural Resources Committee Democrats also voted down about a dozen of more than 150 proposed Republican amendments after Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) delayed a final...

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