Jinjoo Lee of The Wall Street Journal reports on the need for permitting reform.
- Without comprehensive reforms to our permitting system, the United States will struggle to achieve clean energy objectives.
- Inefficient permitting also hamstrings our ability to address wildfires by delaying key conservation projects like prescribed burns and mechanical thinnings.
- Sen. Manchin’s permitting bill, which has failed to advance, was a permitting bill in name only and did not address the root cause of the issue.
- Congress should still look to modernize our antiquated permitting system to bolster our energy security and environmental health.
Read the full article here.