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ACC Welcomes Progress on Permitting Reform

Senate Bills Advance Conversation on Key Issue

Jennifer Scott

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2023) — The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of permitting reform legislation in the U.S. Senate. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Building American Energy Security Act of 2023, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Revitalizing the Economy by Simplifying Timelines and Assuring Regulatory Transparency Act (RESTART) Act, and Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the Spur Permitting of Underdeveloped Resources (SPUR) Act.

“We commend Senators Manchin, Capito, and Barrasso for their leadership on this critical issue and urge the Senate to pass meaningful and durable permitting reform this year. Their actions along with legislation passed by the House and additional proposals expected in the Senate signal progress on an initiative that could make or break our nation’s efforts to achieve key economic and environmental goals. Realizing the potential of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act will rely in part on enactment of permitting reform.

“ACC has long supported efforts to modernize the policies used to review and approve new energy production, energy infrastructure, and manufacturing projects. Through collaboration with the business of chemistry and others, these projects can help ensure reliable and resilient energy and electricity delivery, robust supply chains, diverse energy sources and technologies, and a competitive and innovative U.S. manufacturing sector.”    

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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