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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Manchin Unveils Pipeline-Boosting Bill

Sept. 22, 2022, 10:14 AM

Long-awaited bill text from Sen. Joe Manchin intended to fast-track energy projects received mixed reaction from lawmakers on Wednesday.

Read the permitting text here.

The measure, which is expected to be included in a must-pass stopgap bill to fund the government past this month, includes language to speed approval of energy infrastructure, including the stalled $6.6 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline, which crosses Manchin’s home state of West Virginia. Ari Natter and Erik Wasson have more.

Yet the legislation’s path forward is uncertain. Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Tom Carper (D-Del.) called the measure a “principled compromise.” ...