WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Fiscal Responsibility Act:
“The agreement between Congress and the White House to rein in federal spending and avert a government default makes important strides toward reforming America’s broken permitting system. Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) supports these provisions and applauds House Republican leadership, especially Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), for leading these important negotiations and securing these needed improvements.
“CRES has long advocated for Congress to improve America’s permitting processes to accelerate clean energy deployment and provide certainty for project developers and investors. When Americans can build, we become more innovative, more productive, and more secure.
“The Fiscal Responsibility Act makes notable progress to improve our permitting system, including Republican proposals to streamline reviews, designate lead agencies, set time limits, and modernize outdated filing processes. It also allows energy storage projects—a lynchpin for increased reliability of clean energy generation—to be eligible for accelerated federal reviews.
“While more work remains, we encourage Congress to support this deal as a first step toward unleashing American investment and clean energy development.”
On April 26, Reams released a statement in response to House passage of the Limit, Save, Grow Act. Click here to read more.