Rhett Morgan of TulsaWorld reports on the ways that our nation’s permitting process slows down innovation and progress.
- Williams, which handles 30% of the nation’s natural gas, has set a goal to reduce its emissions by 56% by 2030.
- According to Williams CEO Alan Armstrong, the United States’ inefficient permitting process is hamstringing the company’s ability to reach these goals and is hurting the country’s energy security.
- Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) it takes an average of 4.5 years for a project to receive the necessary permits to begin construction.
- Policymakers must modernize NEPA to allow the U.S. to build cleaner, faster.
Read the full article here.