Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2023, 10:05 AM

HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Debt Limit Talks Target Faster Permits

Katrice Eborn

As White House and Republican negotiators hammer out an agreement to avoid a debt default, they are also weighing how to mollify Progressive Democrats to go along with speedier permits sought by the energy industry.

The permitting measures could be part of a compromise to tweak a bedrock environmental law, known as National Environmental Policy Act, people familiar with the negotiations said Thursday.

The agreement could also limit litigation related to projects, in exchange for working on a broader permitting package in the coming months, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Adding legislation from Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) ...

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