Manchin Unveils Permit-Reform Legislation As Uncertain Hill Votes Loom

September 21, 2022
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has unveiled proposed legislation that would ease permitting for energy and other projects, setting up the prospect of a vote next week on the plan as part of a stopgap government spending bill even as observers say it is unclear if both chambers will ultimately agree to back a funding measure that includes the plan. The legislation generally seeks to streamline a number of provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), portions of section 401...

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