Eric Boehm of Reason reports on the challenges of permitting energy projects in the U.S.
- The TransWest Express Transmission Project, which will bring wind power from Wyoming to Las Vegas, has received federal approval to be built after 15 years of undergoing permitting and review.
- The company had to satisfy permitting requirements at the local, state, and federal levels which required the surveying of over 40,000 acres of land for environmental impacts and 60,000 lands for cultural impacts.
- The U.S.’ inefficient permitting system is slowing down energy, transmission, and conservation projects across the country which is hamstringing meaningful environmental progress.
Read the full article here.