With H.R. 1 likely stalled in the Senate, and the debt ceiling bill only making small incremental changes, it is time to look toward the next effort to reform the federal permitting process. H.R. 1 has definite positive changes within it.
This year, Congress has made a concerted effort to make regulatory reforms, such as changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and federal permitting reform. One common criticism of such efforts is that they would worsen environmental standards.
In the past few weeks, the explosive contents of an email sent by former chief medical adviser and COVID guru Anthony Fauci, discussing the possible origins of COVID-19, have come to light. – The Hill
Now that the dust has settled on the so-called “Debt Ceiling Bill,” it is time to reflect upon the significance of the permitting reform provisions included in the bill.
Imagine spending the money, time, and effort to build a new home only to have federal bureaucrats inform you that if you backfill your property with dirt and rocks, you must either pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines or risk becoming a criminal.