Manchin Rides Alone on Environmental Permitting
No other Democrat voted to override an onerous new Biden rule on public works and energy projects.
“West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin learned Thursday that his Democratic colleagues couldn’t care less about permitting reform. Or at least he should have. Not one joined him in voting for Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan’s Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to reverse a Biden rule that raised regulatory roadblocks to public works and private projects, including fossil-fuel development.”…
“ Mr. Manchin on Thursday called the Biden Administration’s approach to permitting “dead wrong” and said the CRA vote was “a step in the right direction.” Yet what does it say that his Democratic colleagues won’t take even this baby step? Does he really expect them to take bigger strides that would expedite his Mountain Valley Pipeline and other fossil-fuel projects?”
IMO Schumer has played Manchin for a complete fool.