Washington, D.C. — Today, the Biden administration announced a new plan to support the permitting process for projects stemming from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The plan improves coordination across agencies, sets clear timelines for projects, and accelerates the overall process in a way that is consistent with environmental and community values. In response, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement:
This is a smart plan to make sure that agencies, developers, and stakeholders have the tools and capacity across the government to deliver on clean energy and climate goals. Putting the time and effort into supporting the permitting process will mean better and more resilient infrastructure projects that are delivered faster. This kind of coordination is exactly what is needed to lay the foundation for a just and equitable clean energy future, and it will be key for rapid clean energy deployment when Congress passes President Joe Biden’s climate investments.
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