Innovation and the ongoing expansion, modernization, and improvements in core infrastructure – like the electric grid, fuel pipelines, ports, railroads, highways and telecommunications – are major reasons the U.S. has seen remarkable economic growth over the past century (even though remarkable economic growth may seem like a distant memory these days). Unfortunately, irrational opposition to major infrastructure projects in the U.S. has become a routine barrier to large infrastructure projects intended to help grow the economy, usually costing significant time and money and hurting our country’s competitiveness. Lance Brown, Executive Director of the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy, provides his perspective on how and why this plague is affecting an important Mississippi project. Read his opinion here