WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Policy Marty Durbin issued the following statement today after the Biden administration released their Permitting Action Plan intending to strengthen and accelerate Federal permitting and environmental reviews.
“Focusing on efficient federal permitting processes is critical for realizing the full benefits of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The permitting improvements included in that law are essential to addressing our country’s supply chain challenges, providing strategic minerals and materials, and meeting our energy and climate ambitions, all of which will bolster our economy.
“More still needs to be done. Specifically, we urge the Biden administration to ensure the Permitting Action Plan recognizes the need to expedite all types of energy projects that will allow the U.S. to strengthen its own energy security while helping allies and partners around the world.”