Hill Watchers See GOP Permit Bills As Opening Act Of Extended Debate

March 7, 2023
Observers are interpreting legislative proposals and public statements from lawmakers and others as signals that Capitol Hill is in the early stages of permit policy debates that could take months or longer to unfold, amid partisan splits about the scope of proper “reform” that could boost both fossil fuel projects and clean energy. The appraisals come even as the new House GOP majority is ramping up activity on numerous proposals to streamline regulatory requirements for “critical energy resources” and environmental...

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