Washington, D.C. – Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) released the following statement in anticipation of consideration of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, which is expected to move through the House Rules Committee and be taken up on the House Floor next week:
“Current federal regulations and review processes for permitting and siting electric and natural gas infrastructure, as well as critical mineral mining, take too long and do not follow a predictable process. Speed, certainty, and alignment in review processes is needed between state, local, and federal entities.
“The modernization and expansion of energy infrastructure – spanning electric transmission, renewable energy development, and build out of domestic supply chains – is critical to a secure and reliable U.S. energy system.
“BCSE urges bipartisan agreement on federal permitting and siting reform and looks forward to working with Congress on a legislative package in the coming months.”
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