Skip to content

U.S. Should Look at Using Defense Production Act, Manchin Says

Senator Joe Manchin

Senator Joe Manchin

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said the Biden administration should consider using the Defense Production Act if necessary to push through the completion of a stalled natural gas pipeline.

“I think it’s that serious,” he said Friday at CERAWeek by S&P Global, an energy conference in Houston. “The Defense Production Act allows us to do things under very, very challenging times. I don’t think we have more challenging times” than now, he said.