House Approves Bill To Speed Permitting For Energy Projects

Law360, Washington (March 6, 2014, 3:59 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a bill designed to speed up the federal permitting process for developers of energy and other infrastructure projects, allowing projects to go ahead if environmental review is not done by a set deadline.

The bill, H.R. 2641, the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development Act, or RAPID Act, passed in a 229-179 vote, after Republican lawmakers had cited the bill as a needed “common-sense” measure, arguing energy infrastructure projects across the U.S. were being significantly delayed because of...
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