H.R. 2883: Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act

Author's Summary: "To establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity."

IB's Summary: Transfers decision making over construction permits for international projects for pipelines to FERC and for electricity transmission to the Department of Energy; this authority is currently held by the president (think Keystone XL).


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