U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo is among five House members who said they had introduced a bill in the U.S. House to force federal regulators to rule on new interstate gas pipelines faster.
According to a news release from Pompeo's office, Pompeo, along with congressmen Jim Matheson, Pete Olson, Cory Gardner and Bill Johnson, introduced H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, on Thursday.
Pipeline projects require approvals from several federal agencies, under the lead of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Pompeo contends that too often the projects are held up by permitting delays.
According to Pompeo’s office, the bill would: