The United States has a permitting problem.

At a time when energy and natural resource security is more important than ever, we need an all-of-the-above approach to unleash American energy. However, that will not be possible until the Biden administration supports our drillers, miners and energy innovators with tools to help do their jobs. For now, the administration seems focused on the opposite—shutting down domestic production in the long term and placing ill-suited measures on a much larger problem.

President Joe Biden’s recent actions, such as releasing 25 percent of our strategic petroleum reserves, invoking the Defense Production Act for domestic critical minerals supply, and reopening a small fraction of federal land for drilling, do not address the root cause of his domestic energy crisis: permitting.

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