In the past few months permitting reform has been top of mind for federal lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, and for good reason. The current permitting process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) takes an average of 4.5 years to complete and requires millions of dollars to navigate. This hurts community development,...
With summer around the corner, consumers are in need of affordable and reliable energy. Leaders such as Rep. Debbie Lasko are leading the charge to reduce regulatory hurdles and drive energy and economic progress in the United States and abroad.
With support for this reliable, zero-carbon energy source growing, policymakers around the world must find ways to reduce barriers and deploy more nuclear power. Doing so will benefit the planet and its people.
Despite the economic, environmental, and national security benefits of nuclear, public perception and favorability have ebbed and flowed. Recent polling suggests that the trend of favorability is on the upswing.
Texas lawmakers should consider ways to maintain electricity market competition in the state while bolstering grid reliability. This means reducing the government's preferential treatment of certain energy sources and maintaining an unsubsidized energy strategy that lets free markets and free people, not politicians, pick winners and losers.
Common sense solutions like an “all of the above” approach and immediate expensing, which Congressman Estes has championed, can deliver energy relief. As Congress addresses these issues, expect Rep. Estes to be an active leader in advancing such reforms.
To see true progress in underserved communities, lawmakers should look for ways to reduce permitting delays, unleash domestic energy production, and end wasteful government spending. Repealing the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund is a great place to start.