December 15, 2022

Van Hollen Statement on Permitting Reform Vote

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote in favor of permitting reform legislation:

“To truly unleash the power of clean energy, we must quickly bring new, renewable energy sources online. This bill will help expedite the renewable energy and transmission projects necessary to achieve emissions reductions, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and put us on the path towards a more secure domestic energy system independent of volatile global markets. While I’ve expressed deep concerns about the precedent this legislation sets around the approval process for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, this proposal will ensure that we can deploy the full benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act. I will continue working to reduce energy costs and ensuring all Americans can benefit from our clean energy future.”