Heinrich Floats More Federal Transmission Authority Amid Permit Debate

March 9, 2023
A top White House official and a Senate Democrat are pledging expanded federal efforts to speed permitting timelines for power transmission projects considered key to deploying clean energy, underscoring that the parties appear at an early stage of reaching any bipartisan agreement on permitting. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) during a March 9 policy conference hosted by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) said that he will be introducing a new permitting bill that would give the Federal Energy Regulatory...

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