US Permitting Reform Seen as Vital, But Divisions Threaten Progress

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The US House of Representatives last week advanced a sweeping energy bill that includes a first pass at permitting reforms seen as vital to the energy transition. The bill, which cleared the House by a 225-204 margin, now moves onto the Senate to once again take up these discussions. Permitting reform legislation failed to advance in the Senate late last year, and although the current version from the House also stands little chance of passage, it moves the topic back on the agenda. President Joe Biden's administration and Senate Democratic leadership both oppose the House legislation, arguing that it doesn't go far enough on speeding up clean energy approvals while also advancing fossil fuel priorities.

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