Democratic senators object to oil drilling in climate bill

Ten Democratic US senators say they cannot back a bipartisan comprehensive energy and climate change bill under discussion if it opens the nation’s coasts and oceans to “unfettered access to oil and gas drilling.”

In a letter to the bill’s co-sponsors, the senators argued that if headlong expansion of oil and gas drilling was the price to be paid by Americans for climate change legislation, then the exercise was not worth it.

“As coastal senators, we truly appreciate your efforts to develop comprehensive climate legislation,” the senators wrote. “After all, our states are literally the front lines when it comes to the severe impacts we’ll see from seal level rise and stronger storms. But we hope that as you forge legislation, you are mindful that we Log in to read complete article.

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