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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Manchin Side-Deal Lacks Pipeline Text

Aug. 4, 2022, 10:10 AM

A side deal between Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) focused on permitting overhaul doesn’t specifically cite the Mountain Valley Pipeline, according to draft legislative language obtained by Bloomberg.

The text appears to conflict with a one-page summary of the deal released this week, which pointed to federal approval of the long-delayed, 303-mile natural gas pipeline. Democratic leaders struck the deal in exchange for Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) crucial vote on the inflation reduction package of $370 billion in energy and climate spending.

The exclusion of the pipeline in the draft legislative text, dated July 19, ...