Heather Reams of the Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) writes in The Hill that more bureaucracy won’t build America back any better.
- Current government regulations slow down clean energy and infrastructure projects, driving up costs and delaying progress.
- Even if President Biden’s Build Back Better plan was a good idea, many of the projects would be significantly delayed due to the permitting and review process under policies like the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
- Infrastructure and clean energy are issues that receive bipartisan support. In order to complete these important projects, the government must first streamline permitting in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way.
“Massive expansion of federal bureaucracy and government control won’t make America’s roads and bridges better; and it won’t make our power grids more reliable or less polluting. For far too long, Washington-generated red tape and duplicative oversight have hamstrung our nation’s ability to repair crumbling infrastructure without massive cost overruns and unnecessary delays.”
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