An effort by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to force the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline through legislation on energy permitting reform failed last week after backlash from lawmakers including Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. (Political cartoon by John Cole)
From The Virginia Mercury: “A permitting reform proposal by West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that would have required completion of the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline was halted Tuesday. … The Manchin plan had drawn widespread rebuke from most Republicans, a few Senate Democrats including Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and a large group of progressive U.S. House members.”
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