Any mining company that has attempted to conduct exploration or put a mine into production in the U.S. knows that the regulatory process is time-intensive, expensive, cumbersome, and frustrating. In particular, NEPA and associated regulations consume a large percentage of available development funding. Coupled with land management plans and ESA restrictions, the path forward can be daunting. For example, we identified nearly 100 permits and approvals that will be necessary before one project would be allowed to operate. However, our synergistic approach to permitting addresses many of these milestones in parallel, which saves time and money.