Environment & Energy Report

Senate Talks Climate • Methane Leak Case • N.Y. Climate Democrat Who Isn’t AOC

March 5, 2019, 12:41 PM

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin are among the Senate’s most avid fossil-fuel backers—but both also say they care about climate change.

That’s why the Senate energy committee today is holding its first hearing on the topic in seven years.

Murkowski, who chairs the committee, and Manchin, its top Democrat, are focusing on how the electricity sector should respond to accelerating changes in climate.

Witnesses include Lisa Jacobson, president of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy; Joseph Kelliher, NextEra Energy’s executive vice president for federal regulatory affairs; and Sue Tierney of the Denver-based...

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