Portman Permitting Bill Seen As Breakthrough For Infrastructure Deal

July 13, 2021
A key GOP senator is teaming up with moderate Democrats to reintroduce a bill that would permanently authorize and expand a program enacted six years ago to speed permitting for major projects, a move that would ease permitting for low-carbon projects while also providing a breakthrough for pending infrastructure legislation, clean energy advocates say. “We need to make this program permanent, apply it to more federal projects to ensure they get done on time and under budget, and expand the...

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