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Amid Climate Bill Wrangling, Manchin Cites ‘Fruitful’ Methane Fee Talks

May 5, 2022
Senate energy committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) says lawmakers are continuing to engage in “very, very fruitful” negotiations on imposing a fee on methane emissions from oil and gas facilities, while suggesting such a fee should not be imposed if a producer lacks access to a pipeline needed to sell the gas. Manchin’s remarks, offered during a May 5 hearing his committee held to discuss the Biden administration’s fiscal year 2023 budget for the Energy Department, provide a further update...

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