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New York Wind Project Drops Federal Funding To Avoid Federal Permitting Headaches

Eric Boehm writes in Reason about a New York wind project that has avoided federal permitting headaches.

The C3 Take
  • A New York wind project has decided to forgo $29 million in federal funding to avoid navigating the federal permitting process.
  • Permitting in the United States is costly and ineffective and hamstrings progress.
  • Lawmakers must reform permitting to allow the private sector to lead and innovate our way to a cleaner energy future.

“The situation in Albany is a perfect example of why federal permitting reform is needed—and a telling illustration of how environmental regulations can stand in the way of environmentally friendly development like wind power.”

Read the full article here.

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