Senate Spurns Permitting Proposal, Punting Debate Until After Midterms

September 27, 2022
The Senate has spurned efforts to advance stopgap spending legislation that includes proposed permit streamlining measures for various types of energy projects, likely punting further consideration of the issue until at least a post-election lame duck session despite some support for the measure as a way to boost clean energy. Senate leaders’ decision Sept. 27 to remove the permitting plan from the spending bill -- at the behest of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) -- follows opposition to the permitting measure...

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