Eric Boehm of Reason outlines why Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren should support permitting reform.
- Progressive senators are signaling that they will not back comprehensive reforms to the permitting process.
- Inefficient permitting is the largest roadblock to clean energy deployment in the United States, with the average time to obtain a permit taking more than 4 years.
- In order to build the infrastructure that is needed to reduce emissions, we must reform and modernize our permitting system to bring more projects online quickly.
“You can believe it is vitally important to build green energy infrastructure as quickly as possible in order to combat climate change, or you can believe that waiting four years for an environmental review is essential. Lawmakers trying to have it both ways are accomplishing nothing.”
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