5.1.4 Overcoming Local Permitting Opposition

LPDD Recommendation: “Congress or states may wish to adopt preemptive or guiding regulations to govern the types of permitting processes localities may impose on renewable energy projects.”

Energy Policy Act of 2005

Provides a model for how Congress or states might overcome local governments obstructing the development of renewable energy facilities.

Telecommunications Act of 1996

A useful model for how Congress or states might overcome local governments obstructing the development of renewable energy facilities