Dozens of Democrats in the House of Representatives are urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) not to include changes to the U.S. energy permitting process in the government funding measure, despite promises to reform the system being key to convincing Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to vote for the recently-signed Inflation Reduction Act.
“We urge you to ensure that these provisions are kept out of a continuing resolution or any other must-pass legislation this year,” Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, and 71 other Democrats wrote to Pelosi on Sept. 10.
They referenced a leaked draft of the permitting measure that would streamline the permitting process for oil and other energy projects and may be linked to the continuing resolution, which contains funding for the government to avoid a shutdown….


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