Energy projects stalled by NIMBYs, lawsuits cost 21,200 jobs in Oregon

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Research by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicates that nine stalled or canceled energy projects in Oregon have cost the state $6.8 billion and 21,200 jobs.

Blaming activists, broken permitting processes and a system that allows multiple lawsuits to slow — or stop — progress on the ground, the report speaks out against NIMBY-ism. However, some of the projects included in its Oregon tally were scrapped for reasons other than lawsuits or unfriendly communities, according to a report in Sustainable Business Oregon. Click here for full report.

The Saint Report published testimony last year from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that a flawed permitting process for energy projects is the main contributor to roughly $560 billion in lost direct and private investment and 250,000 jobs across the United States.

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