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For The U.S., There Is No Net-Zero Without Major Permitting Reform

Jude Clemente writes in Forbes about the need to implement comprehensive permitting reform.

The C3 Take
  • Experts have stated that the United States will need to rapidly expand transmission capacity and clean power generation in order to reach climate goals.
  • Inefficient permitting is one of the biggest obstacles to accomplishing these objectives and has repeatedly stalled or halted energy and infrastructure projects.
  • Policymakers must reform our antiquated permitting system to be more efficient and innovation-friendly.

“We’ve installed a labyrinthine permit approval process that drastically stalls or outright blocks important infrastructure projects from ever getting constructed. The average is nearly five years and $4.2 million just to complete the review process, that is before developers can even start building. The median Environmental Impact Statement is more than 600 pages long.”

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