Mineworkers Union Presses Manchin To Scrap CEPP In Reconciliation Bill

September 10, 2021
The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is urging Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to oppose a just-released $150 billion provision in Democrats’ budget reconciliation bill that would create a Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) rewarding utilities for meeting annual targets for low-carbon power and penalizing them for failing to do so -- warning the measure does nothing for displaced coal miners. The union outlined its concerns on the policy -- intended to be similar to traditional clean electricity standards (CES)...

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