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Methane Fee Progressing as Part of Climate Deal, Manchin Says

May 5, 2022, 4:25 PM

A group of Senate lawmakers are making progress toward a bipartisan climate deal that would potentially allow a methane fee to be applied only to pipelines that have the technology to remove it, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Thursday.

“We are working on negotiations that they won’t be able to apply a methane fee if the pipeline is not able” to remove methane and send it to market, Manchin said during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing.

Manchin, who has blocked the Democrat-only Build Back Better Act, has held talks in recent days with Republican lawmakers.

“I think ...