Bloomberg Law
May 4, 2022, 9:30 AM

Climate Terms in Permit Rule to Add Delays, Energy Lawyers Say

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

Industry lawyers are warning that the climate change provisions of the Biden administration’s new environmental permitting rules will throw more proposed projects into the courts—potentially jeopardizing the very projects the White House wants to promote.

Wind farms, solar arrays, and renewable energy transmission lines—all parts of the White House’s bid to cut domestic greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030—could be affected, according to attorneys.

“I think they’re injecting a whole other level of uncertainty into the permitting and project development process,” said Byron Brown, who worked on Trump administration policy as the EPA’s deputy chief of staff for policy ...

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