Bill to Speed ​​Energy Infrastructure Faces Resistance

WASHINGTON—Legislation to speed the approval process for energy infrastructure projects is facing political headwinds, including from Republicans who are skeptical of assurances it will help the fossil-fuel industry and don’t like how it was tied to the tax-and-climate bill passed by Senate Democrats.

Late. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) negotiated the deal as companion legislation to the climate bill, dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, saying it would include measures to reduce yearslong delays common in permitting both clean-energy and fossil-fuel infrastructure, especially pipelines.

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