Manchin Floats Draft Clean-Energy Infrastructure Bill, Minus CES

June 21, 2021
Senate Energy Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) has floated draft energy legislation that could influence a bipartisan infrastructure deal or be part of a Democrats-only package for approval under reconciliation, but it does not include a proposed Clean Electricity Standard (CES) which senior Biden administration officials have cited as a priority for achieving the president’s climate goals. Manchin’s draft bill does include authorized funding for various climate-related activities including cleaning up abandoned gas and oil wells, assisting aging nuclear power...

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