Permitting Reform Is Good for People and the Planet – What Is Congress Waiting For?
May 3, 2023 - Those who work in the space need not be reminded that the average NEPA review promises an average of 4.5 years in delays and $4.2 million in added costs. No, for those looking to build a clean energy future here in the United States, it’s clear our biggest hurdle is regulatory red tape. While the term “permitting reform” may not ring a bell for everyday Americans, its effects will be more than noticeable. Serious permitting reform has several tangible outcomes, and these outcomes stand to benefit the communities we love. Permitting reform means new construction jobs and increased energy production. Increased production means abundant, affordable, and increasingly clean energy.