Talk Of Modest Permitting Deal Swirls As Debt Limit Crunch Nears

May 25, 2023
Sources are increasingly suggesting that legislation to raise the federal debt limit could incorporate modest permit streamlining language, including a potential requirement that power grid regions bolster their ability to share electricity with each other, possibly boosting transmission lines needed to deploy clean power. The scenario -- which could also include what sources describe as modest changes to environmental permitting requirements -- comes as Congress faces a tight time crunch to legislation preventing an unprecedented government default as soon as...

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