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Without States’ Involvement, Permitting Reform Won’t Be as Effective

Quinn Townsend writes in RealClearEnergy on how states can make our permitting system more effective.

The C3 Take
  • The federal system to obtain a permit to build new energy infrastructure or manage a forest is timely and costly.
  • Lawmakers can implement effective reforms by giving states a larger say in the permitting process.
  • By empowering local officials, who will most directly impacted by these projects, the United States can more effectively build the necessary infrastructure to bolster energy security and lower emissions.

“The U.S. cannot effectively address climate change or increase the nation’s energy production without permitting reform, and permitting reform will be much more valuable with states’ involvement.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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