The Case for Permitting Reform

August 27, 2017

Although bipartisan efforts have led to improvements in recent years, the slow and inefficient permitting process for energy infrastructure projects continues to discourage private sector investment, delay new projects and undermine the value of taxpayer investments. Without further permitting reforms, the U.S. will not meet its energy or climate goals, including unlocking more than $3 trillion in clean energy investments over the next decade.

Additional bipartisan and commonsense reforms would enable numerous new energy infrastructure projects that strengthen our energy security, allow the U.S. to meet its climate goals and create new American jobs.