Manchin blasts Biden 'radical climate agenda' over Alaska oil lease sale

Posted on AllSides March 3rd, 2023
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) criticized the Biden administration for turning down a recommendation for an oil leasing sale that Interior staff concluded would improve energy security.

Manchin was responding to an Interior Department memo that shows the agency explored charging a lower royalty for offshore oil and gas leases in Alaska's Cook Inlet in order to lure more bidders but declined to due to climate change concerns.

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