Adam Millsap writes in Forbes about the need to reform permitting at every level of government.
- While a burdensome permitting process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) delays clean energy development, it also hinders conservation and infrastructure projects.
- NEPA-caused delays have created a massive backlog at the U.S. Forest Service which puts the health of forests and communities at risk.
- A potential lithium mine in Maine, which would create American-made EV batteries, was halted due to NEPA and state regulations.
- Modernizing America’s permitting system is an essential step to reach our climate goals, protect communities, and bolster our energy security.
Read the full article here.