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HILL ENERGY BRIEF: Manchin Cuts Deal on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Aug. 2, 2022, 10:07 AM

The much-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline may get fast-track approval under a side-deal reached between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), according to a summary of the accord obtained by Bloomberg.

The deal to move forward on separate permitting reform legislation, which also has the blessing of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the White House, would “require the relevant agencies to take all necessary actions to permit the construction and operation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and give the DC Circuit jurisdiction over any further litigation,” according to the summary.

The deal also puts a two-year ...