Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently announced his intention to bring a revised version of Senator Manchin’s permitting reform legislation to the floor for a vote as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The recently unveiled legislative text includes a number of changes, including the removal of transmission line language that failed to have the support of Republicans and some in the energy industry.
The below statement can be attributed to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition:
“Our coalition applauds the efforts by Senator Manchin to ensure permitting reform language reaches the President’s desk in 2022. Because our antiquated permitting laws have suffocated the completion of both renewable and nonrenewable energy projects, responsibly addressing NEPA should continue to be a priority for all policymakers.”