To Shape Democrats’ Permit Plan, GOP Seeks To Roll Back EPA Power

September 12, 2022
Over three dozen Senate Republicans are floating legislation that would broadly roll back an array of EPA and other environmental permitting authorities and bar use of federal estimates of climate damages from carbon emissions, in an effort to shape debate on Democrats’ promised legislation to ease permitting for energy projects. The package, introduced Sept. 12 by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), offers a response to Democratic pledges that their new budget reconciliation law would be followed with separate legislation to...

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