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.
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