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Manchin Unveils Energy Bill Boosting West Virginia Gas Pipeline

Sept. 21, 2022, 11:25 PM

A stalled $6.6 billion natural gas pipeline would get preferential treatment under legislation intended to fast-track energy projects that was made public on Wednesday evening by Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

The measure, expected to be included in a must-pass funding bill to keep the government operating past the end of the month, would speed approval of clean energy and fossil fuel operations, including the Equitrans Midstream Corp. Mountain Valley Pipeline, which crosses Manchin’s home state.

The legislation “requires federal agencies to issue all approval and permits necessary for the construction” of the Equitrans project, according to a ...