Alex Hergott writes for The Hill that in order to “build back better” we first must be able to build.
- Before any infrastructure legislation is approved, Congress must first address America’s antiquated permitting process.
- The permitting and approval process for new construction takes years to complete, driving the cost of projects.
- On average, 20 to 30 percent of total funding for a project is wasted on unnecessary red tape.
- In order to protect our environment and bolster our infrastructure we must make permitting and approval more efficient.
Read the full article here.