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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: New Punches at Manchin Permitting Bill

Nov. 22, 2022, 11:13 AM

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is eyeing two must-pass bills before the end of the year as another chance to move his legislation aiming to streamline federal permitting for energy projects. But dozens of House Democrats are angling to block his plans—again.

House Natural Resources Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) on Monday re-sent a September letter signed by 77 Democrats to the chamber’s Democratic leadership. The letter included new language specifically asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to nix any “harmful permitting provisions” from the National Defense Authorization Act and from government funding legislation. The current ...