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Business and Labor Agree: It’s Time for Permitting Reform

Mike Sommers and Sean McGarvey write about the need to modernize permitting in RealClearEnergy.

The C3 Take
  • America’s inefficient permitting system is hindering our energy security and ability to modernize the nation’s infrastructure.
  • A new study from API found that at least 10 major energy infrastructure projects, representing more than $34 billion in private spending, were canceled or risked cancellation due to permitting red tape.
  • Permitting reform is needed to unlock America’s resources, improve forest management, more effectively build key infrastructure, and advance energy innovation.

“As our nation strives to build out our domestic infrastructure, President Biden must remain committed to permitting reform. We need it. The challenges presented by the issue are not abstract to the energy workforce. There are real-world negative consequences from this regulatory regime. Many have been pushing to modernize NEPA for years. It’s time to get the job done.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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