Owens Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Simplify Federal Hydrogen Permitting Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) co-sponsored the Hydrogen Permitting Simplification Act to streamline the hydrogen permitting process for federal hydrogen programs if the programs utilize zero-carbon emission sources.

“My district is home to one of the largest green hydrogen energy production sites, and Utah is leading the way in clean, reliable, and affordable energy production,” said Rep. Owens. “The Hydrogen Permitting Simplification Act will remove burdensome regulations, spur innovation and growth in the energy industry, and drive down costs for hardworking American families. I strongly support this legislation, and am committed to finding innovative solutions to combat the current energy crisis.”   

This legislation amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to exempt federal hydrogen programs from the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 if the programs utilize power sources that produce zero-carbon emissions such as nuclear, solar, wind, or geothermal power.

The full text of the legislation is available here

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