Sen. Manchin files energy permitting bill

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin


West Virginia U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin took yet another step in his widening distance from the Biden administration, but introducing a bill to speed permitting of fossil fuel and renewable energy projects.

The Democrat filed the Building American Energy Security Act which creates a two-year limit on environmental reviews of major federal energy projects. A one year limit would be created for smaller projects.

His bill not only reduces court delays over energy projects but directs the President to designate at least 25 high level energy projects and prioritize their permitting reported Reuters.

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