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To ‘build back better’ we must first be able to build

Alex Hergott writes for The Hill that in order to “build back better” we first must be able to build.

The C3 Take
  • 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.

“Finding bipartisan compromise on the size and scope of an infrastructure bill will be hard enough. But policymakers are ignoring perhaps the most essential issue — permitting, which has become a maze of process obstacles that only Congress can address.”

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