August 04, 2022

Manchin Votes To Overturn Burdensome Permitting Guidance

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to overturn the Administration’s recent burdensome National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting guidance.
“For years I’ve worked to fix our broken permitting system and I know the Administration’s approach to permitting is dead wrong. Today’s vote to repeal these burdensome NEPA rules is a step in the right direction, but unfortunately this legislation is dead on arrival in the House of Representatives. That’s why I fought so hard to secure a commitment on bipartisan permitting reform, which is the only way we’re going to actually fix this problem. I hope every Republican that voted for this legislation today will support the bipartisan permitting reform bill when it comes before the Senate in September.”
Senator Sullivan introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution overturning the Administration’s recent National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) final rule (finalized on April 20, 2022). The resolution would overturn three changes made by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) that focused on NEPA implementation that the Administration made to the Trump Administration’s previous NEPA rules.