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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Capito, Manchin Compete on Energy Bills

Sept. 13, 2022, 10:02 AM

A West Virginia senator yesterday dropped legislation to streamline the energy permitting process, but it wasn’t Democrat Joe Manchin.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) jumped into the permitting fray by offering her own version of a bill to expedite the federal process through which energy projects are approved, just days before Democrats are expected to unveil the language Manchin pushed to be part of the stop-gap government funding measure.

Capito’s legislation would codify Trump-era executive actions that expedited permitting for projects under the National Environmental Policy Act and Clean Water Act. It also would codify the Trump ...