Amy Andryszak, President and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) issued the following statement on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022:
“From pipelines to powerlines and everything in between, we need a permitting process that aligns with our nation’s long-term needs for energy reliability, affordability and climate security. We appreciate that the intent of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022 is to improve the permitting process for all forms of energy infrastructure and that it helps advance the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which is critically needed energy infrastructure delayed by a broken permitting process. When built, MVP will deliver much-needed natural gas supplies to enhance energy security, reliability, and keep energy bills affordable.
“After reviewing the most recent version of the legislation, we believe there are helpful provisions in this bill, including a much-needed process for coordinating multiagency review and decisions on proposed projects as well as estimated timeframes by which agencies are expected to complete reviews. Still, more needs to be done to improve overall permitting reform. We look forward to working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to build upon this proposal and implement the additional improvements needed to ensure a timely and predictable permitting process at every stage of a project.”