Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
“What in the world is President Joe Biden thinking?” That’s what we asked ourselves when we saw the White House Council on Environmental Quality, or CEQ, had proposed a new environmental rule that would slow, if not stop altogether, the federal permitting of major infrastructure and energy projects that are necessary for our country to thrive.
The proposed rule is called the “Bipartisan Permitting Reform Implementation Rule.” It would adopt the worst of California ’s environmental policies and take them national.
In California, the similar policies flowing from the California Environmental Quality Act have contributed to the rise in annual uncontrolled fires , a through-the-roof cost of living compared to the rest of the country, and skyrocketing costs of housing that have created the worst homelessness crisis the nation has ever seen.
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