US Senator Joe Manchin On Wednesday, it unveiled an energy permit bill to accelerate transmission of fossil fuel projects and renewable energy.
The bill will be attached to legislation to temporarily fund the government, which Congress must pass by October 1. Manchin’s staff told reporters they believed the senator had his 60 votes needed to pass the bill.
The law would allow Equitrans Midstream’s $6.6 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline to carry natural gas between Manchin’s home state of West Virginia and Virginia after a long delay and federal approval. is required to be issued.
it would be necessary Joe Biden Designates 25 energy projects of strategic national importance for expedited federal review. The bill would also set his two-year goal for environmental reviews of energy projects that need to be completed by multiple federal agencies.
Progressive lawmakers and environmental groups fear the bill will accelerate fossil fuel projects and undermine US environmental law.
While the bill would speed up the process established by the National Environmental Policy Act, which calls for a review of major projects, it “does not amend the underlying legislation,” a Manchin staffer told reporters by phone. Told.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/21/joe-manchin-energy-bill-fossil-fuels Senator Joe Manchin Announces Bill to Accelerate Fossil Fuel Projects | Joe Manchin