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Manchin Holds Hearings on Permitting Process

May 19th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, chair of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, held hearings to examine opportunities for Congress to reform the permitting process for energy and mineral projects. During the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, discussed how permitting reform is necessary for energy reliability through the use of all types of energy and the frustrations of how long the permitting process takes.  One project for West Virginia, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, has been undergoing permitting and siting for over 8 years…

The Mountain Valley Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline system that spans approximately 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia.