California Governor Permitting Reform

California Governor Gavin Newsom, right, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, center, and Jim Shandalov, Vice President at NextEra Energy Resources walk along the construction of the Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for the future site of Proxima Solar Farm in Stanislaus County, Calif. Friday, May 19, 2023. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pledged to fast-track hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of construction projects throughout the state, including a pair of large water endeavors that have languished for years amid permitting delays and opposition from environmental groups.