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How Joe Manchin Shaped the Climate Change Bill

asked for comment Mr. Manchin’s spokeswoman Sam Runyon pointed to these provisions, as well as another $5 billion. in in package it would be allow existing coal power factories to improve their efficiency and adopt environmental controls like scrubbers, which remove pollutants from chimneys. These measures to help the coal industry, she noted, is coming on top of $8.5 billion for carbon capture and storage, which Mr. Manchin provided as part of of bipartisan infrastructure bill last year.

More than a decade ago, Mr. Manchin led campaign ad in which he shot through President Barack Obama’s climate plan, which eventually failed. So when Mr. Biden took He knew that Mr. Manchin would be his biggest obstacle to passing an ambitious climate change bill.

Every time step of in the way Mr. Manchin shaped the legislation.

Many Democrats wanted clean energy standard that will pay electricity companies to replace coal and gas power plants with renewable power and it will punish those who didn’t. But Mr. Manchin opposed the measure, so it was cancelled. He vetoed a plan for bigger tax breaks for consumers who bought union-made electric vehicles, a measure opposed by Toyota Motor, which operates a non-union plant. in West Virginia. And he made sure the tax credits for electric vehicles could not be used by the richest Americans.

Mister Manchin to scale back but did not cancel the collected fee on oil and gas operators for leaks of methane, and powerful greenhouse gas from wells, pipelines and other infrastructure. He rejected the Democrats’ initial plan to permanently ban oil drilling. in Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, and he made sure that long-standing tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry, which many Democrats wanted undo, remained untouched.

As the negotiations went on and the war broke out out in Ukraine, leading to skyrocketing oil prices around the world, Mr. Manchin spoke of need increase drilling bring down gasoline prices and decline government expenses. price label of what was once a $2.2 trillion bill has plummeted and more more than 200 billion dollars worth of expenses on climate regulations thrown out.

After all, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the leader of the Democratic majority, was ready to include several provisions that would require federal government open more public land for drilling. At the same time, the bill would raise the royalty rates that energy companies must pay. for fossil fuel extraction in those areas.

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