Benjamin Storrow of E&E News reports that power lines are the infrastructure bill’s big climate win.
- One of the biggest climate wins of the bipartisan infrastructure bill is a provision that gives authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to overturn state objections to power line construction.
- This is an important ruling as it will streamline the permitting and approval of new power lines that are crucial for the transmission of clean energy.
- Importantly, this provision does not put additional costs on American taxpayers.
- In order to strengthen our energy grid we need a smart and efficient permitting process.
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