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Improving Environmental Outcomes from Infrastructure by Addressing Permitting Delays

Philip Rossetti of R Street outlines several ways in which addressing permitting delays would produce positive outcomes for the environment.

The C3 Take
  • The Biden administration recently announced that they will look to rollback Trump-era reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
  • Rolling back these reforms will likely lead to increased costs and completion times for a variety of key infrastructure and energy projects.
  • Rossetti offers key reforms that the Biden administration should consider including establishing a well-defined and transparent process for public input on environmental impact statements and shortening the statute of limitations for NEPA litigation to 60 days from 120.

“With the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress together pursuing major infrastructure investments, there is an important question as to how best maximize potential economic and environmental benefits of new infrastructure. Reforming the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is one of the most straightforward and impactful ways to do so.”

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