EJ Groups Blast Senate Allies For Engaging In Permitting Bill Negotiations

September 19, 2022
Dozens of environmental justice (EJ) groups are criticizing the three founders of a Senate EJ caucus for reportedly negotiating a “side deal” to ease permitting policies for energy projects with Democratic leadership and moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), while also warning the lawmakers not to inject pro-EJ provisions to ease adoption of the broader agreement. In a Sept. 19 letter to Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), 87 frontline EJ groups say: “Reports that the...

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