Senators Should Object to Manchin-Murkowski Costly Energy and Climate Restrictions

Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are pushing a plan to attach far-reaching energy and climate legislation to the government funding bill currently being negotiated, according to reports.

Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell said:

“We urge Senators to object to Senators Manchin and Murkowski’s plan to attach terrible energy and climate legislation to must-pass government funding with no opportunity to debate the consequences. The omnibus package includes language from the Green New Deal that would commit Congress to costly measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by restricting energy choices to 100 percent renewable or zero emission sources, and is also likely to be amended to phase down the use of common chemicals used in homes and businesses for refrigeration and air conditioning in favor of more expensive alternatives. The American people deserve a full debate on proposals that would potentially cost consumers billions of dollars.  Senators should object to bringing this farrago of good, bad, and indifferent energy provisions to the floor.”

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