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Manchin Coming Up Short on GOP Support for Energy Permit Bill

Sept. 22, 2022, 7:35 PM

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin struggled on Thursday to win the GOP backing needed for his legislation to fast-track energy projects, with some senior Republican senators declaring it dead on arrival.

Some Democrats are balking at the plan, and the lack of GOP support could doom Manchin’s effort to speed the federal approval process for both clean and fossil energy projects, as well as getting federal approval of Equitrans Midstream Corp.’s stalled $6.6 billion natural gas pipeline running through his home state of West Virginia.

While Manchin’s bill won the backing of his West Virginia GOP colleague, Senator Shelley Moore Capito ...