Permitting key to carbon reduction
Last updated 10/6/2023 at 12:03pm
Permitting reform is crucial to ensure the clean energy transition happens fast enough to get projects up and running and ward off the extreme weather, fire, and smoke events that affect all of us in Montana.
We need to build transmission lines, improve early community involvement, and quickly build and deploy new clean energy projects.
Big energy projects need written approval from local, state and/or federal agencies to begin construction. But it takes about five years on average for these agencies to complete environmental assessments and impact statements. Electrical, safety, cons...