Zack Colman of POLITICO reports on a new group that is advocating for permitting reform.
- The group will spend up to $10 million to sway Congress to implement reforms to the United States’ antiquated permitting process.
- Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) it takes an average of 4.5 years for an energy, transmission, or infrastructure project to receive the necessary permits to begin construction.
- Modernizing permitting is not an excuse to implement lax environmental standards, but rather an opportunity to provide regulatory certainty to innovators and the private sector.
- Leadership from groups such as this is crucial to driving energy, economic, and environmental progress.
“‘This truly bipartisan effort will help America once again lead the next century in reliable, affordable and clean energy,’ Kott said in a statement. ‘We need an all-of-the-above approach to meet our climate goals and power our economy.'”
Read the full article here.