Manchin Says Resolving State Transmission Concerns Key To Permit Deal

June 6, 2023
Senate energy panel Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) says the political balancing act regarding states’ rights regarding transmission lines is perhaps the biggest challenge to securing additional permitting legislation, adding that he is pushing to reach a deal by the end of the year to avoid complications from the 2024 election. “The biggest problem that we have is states’ rights” concerns, Manchin said during a June 6 event on permitting hosted by Semafor . He made the observation while discussing unsuccessful...

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