Federal agencies criticize cross-border permit reform bill

Three federal agencies expressed concern that a US House bill aimed at standardizing the process for energy projects to get cross-border permits actually could preclude environmental and other significant reviews. "This bill actually could force approval of a pipeline that the [US Department of State] would consider contrary to the public interest," said Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), House Energy and Commerce Committee's ranking minority member, during a hearing on HR 3301 before the committee's Energy and Power Subcommittee. The bill's sponsors, committee chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and member Gene Green (D-Tex.), said this was not their intent. "For those concerned about ...

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