Democrats Float Transmission, Permitting Bill Amid Murky Hill Prospects

December 14, 2023
House Democrats are floating a compilation of legislative proposals with numerous provisions to speed deployment of power transmission projects, spur renewable energy in “priority” areas, and incorporate environmental justice concerns, laying down a legislative marker for potential permitting legislation. The Dec. 13 introduction of the measure, floated by Reps. Sean Casten (D-IL) and Mike Levin (D-CA), comes as backers hope that at least some of the provisions will be included in pending must-pass bills, even while they acknowledge an uphill...

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