Congressional momentum on a stimulus package has stalled, but disagreements over public spending should not hold clean energy infrastructure back. Rather than pursue expenditures with temporary results, policymakers should pivot to regulatory reform that will endure. One such solution is already on the table: reform the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The Trump Administration has shown that it is up to the task. In January, the Administration announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to modernize NEPA implementation to reduce unnecessary delays and promote better decision-making. It aims to rectify what previous administrations did not.