Congressman Joyce gets flexible air permitting legislation out of subcommittee

01 March 2023- Legislation introduced by Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13), to expand access to flexible air permitting passed the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials.

“Energy security is national security and the only way for the United States to counter the potential of foreign economic interference is to jumpstart domestic production,” said Congressman Joyce. “We have the resources beneath our feet, but we need to spur investment in unleashing that potential.”

Watch Congressman Joyce’s remarks here.

H.R.1131 would codify the existing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that has been used by companies under both Republican and Democratic Administrations to increase the production of critical energy resources.

The legislation would provide critical energy resource facilities the ability to participate in the flexible air permitting program – giving them the flexibility to plan for anticipated operational changes, such as increased market demand for products or dramatic shifts in the supply of minerals like lithium, cobalt, as well as processed components including semiconductors.