Niina H. Farah and Lesley Clark write on President Biden’s new environmental regulations.
- The Biden administration has reversed Trump-era reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
- Under the Trump proposal NEPA environmental reviews, which are required for nearly every major energy and infrastructure project, would be streamlined and completed in a timely manner.
- The Biden reversal will increase permitting completion times, slowing down the build out of key energy infrastructure.
- If the United States wants to meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we must be able to innovate and create in a timely and efficient manner.
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