Congress Receives Widespread Call to Pass Electric Permitting Reform

Electric cooperatives across the nation are urging Congress to pass the BUILDER Act, which would streamline the permitting process for electric system modernization by limiting the amount of time for environmental review, encouraging greater cooperative participation, and creating deadlines for post-permitting lawsuits. The cooperatives contend that the current process under the National Environmental Policy Act is delaying progress and raising costs, ultimately threatening grid reliability.

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