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March 3, 2022, 3:51 PMUpdated: March 3, 2022, 5:46 PM

Ukraine ‘Energy War’ Demands Fast Gas Permits, Manchin Says (1)

Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

U.S. energy regulators’ decision to scrutinize new natural gas pipelines and export terminals are a threat to the country’s energy security and suggest a partisan Democratic agenda at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s top Democrat and Republican charged Thursday.

Despite the bipartisan criticism, it is unlikely Congress would require FERC—an independent arm of the Energy Department—to kill a new policy to require more information from interstate natural gas pipeline developers on a proposed project’s economic justification and environmental impact.

Lawmakers could attach a rider blocking the policies to an upcoming budget resolution to ...

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