CEI Welcomes Decision to Remove Manchin-Schumer Permitting Bill from the Continuing Resolution

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The United States Senate voted to advance a continuing resolution without a permitting bill championed by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). After the text of the bill was released last week, CEI experts noted that the negatives of the proposal outweighed the positives and earlier today, CEI senior fellow Mario Loyola released a new paper titled “Unleashing America’s Energy Abundance: Permitting Reform is Vital for Affordable Clean Energy” making specific recommendations for critical reforms to the permitting process.

Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell said:

“CEI welcomes the decision to remove the Manchin-Schumer permitting bill from the Continuing Resolution. And we also congratulate Minority Leader McConnell and his fellow Republicans on their successful efforts to force its removal from the CR. The Manchin-Schumer bill would do little to reform the federal government’s dysfunctional environmental permitting system and in several important ways would make it worse. We hope that Senator Manchin will now return to the drawing board and work with his Energy and Natural Resources Committee colleagues to hold the hearings necessary to produce a permitting reform bill that can attract broad support.”                   

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