Overhaul federal permitting as part of the debt limit deal? Not as easy as it sounds.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is co-sponsor of bill to update federal permitting process

By: - May 18, 2023 5:39 pm

Democrats eager to speed construction of renewable energy projects and Republicans who complain about the burdens of federal permitting on development are looking for reforms. But there doesn’t seem to be enough time to tie proposals to the push to extend the debt limit. (Getty image)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.