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U.S. Sen. Capito of West Virginia introduces permitting reform bill separate from Manchin deal

By Charles Young, WV News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has introduced a bill intended to streamline the permitting and review process for energy projects.

The bill is separate from the deal announced by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in July as part of his support of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Capito, the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said 38 Senate Republicans have signed on to support the Simplify Timelines and Assure Regulatory Transparency (START) Act.

“The START Act would provide regulatory certainty to states, expedite permitting and review processes, codify substantive environmental regulatory reforms and expedite permitting of the critically important Mountain Valley Pipeline,” Capito said. “Republicans are unified in working to deliver needed permitting reform, and this legislation is a blueprint for how we can help communities benefit from being able to finally get critical projects across the finish line.” …

To read more: https://www.wvnews.com/news/wvnews/u-s-sen-capito-of-west-virginia-introduces-permitting-reform-bill-separate-from-manchin-deal/article_b437f52e-32ce-11ed-8a4d-93e289a4c48a.html

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