From Climate Extra

Senate Democrats Float Permitting Draft With Focus On Clean Energy

May 18, 2023
Senate environment panel Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) and several other Democrats are floating draft permitting legislation with a specific focus on speeding transmission lines and other climate-friendly energy projects while also bolstering the profile of environmental justice (EJ) and early community engagement in environmental reviews. The May 18 discussion draft provides a counterpoint to several other Capitol Hill bills that would accelerate fossil fuel projects at a time when questions are swirling about whether any permitting legislation could be attached...

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