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West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin recently released a proposal that intends to streamline the federal permitting process for energy projects, as well as fast-track a pipeline that would impact his home state.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer intends to add the legislative text to a short-term spending bill that must pass by the end of September to avert a government shutdown.
Schumer agreed to pass Manchin’s permitting overhaul plan in order to win his support for the sweeping $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill, known as the Inflation Reduction Act, that passed in August.
But it’s unclear if Schumer and Manchin
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