Jael Holzman and Hannah Northey write in E&E News about the different ways in which permitting delays clean energy goals.
- The Biden administration’s Bureau of Land Management has approved 20 mining permits in the last two years, a significant dip from the Trump and Obama years.
- Importantly, fewer companies are submitting applications to mine on federal lands due to the cumbersome and antiquated permitting process in the United States.
- To make meaningful climate progress in an economically-beneficial way, the United States must modernize its current permitting process to encourage innovation.
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