Hoeven Outlines Need to Streamline Process to Build Energy Infrastructure
At a recent Senate Energy Committee hearing, I outlined the need to improve the permitting process for energy infrastructure. When there is a need for power, whether it be for natural gas or electricity, we can’t wait anywhere between three to seven years or more to deliver that service. This uncertainty makes it tremendously difficult for businesses to invest in new operations, especially ones that are energy intensive, such as manufacturing. Further, instability and insufficient power in the grid greatly affect our citizens’ quality of life, potentially leading to dangerous and even life-threatening situations. That’s why we are working to advance legislation like my North American Energy Infrastructure Act and other measures to streamline this complex process and help meet the infrastructure demands of our nation’s economy.