National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

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“NSSGA applauds the Administration for releasing the final rule that will bring much needed modernization and clarity to the NEPA process– while still maintaining strong environmental protections. Once enacted, this rule will remove unnecessary red tape and allow taxpayer dollars to be used to develop much needed infrastructure that sustains high-paying jobs, improves our communities and advance environmental stewardship. 

“It has been more than 40 years since a comprehensive update of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations has been conducted. During this time the process has created duplicative agency actions resulting in year-long delays in the permitting of infrastructure projects. We have witnessed hundreds of public works projects, which are important to the livelihoods of all Americans, be halted and delayed by unnecessary lawsuits and bureaucratic setbacks that do nothing to advance the underlaying goals of NEPA. These setbacks caused by the current process is harming our economic potential needed to help our nation recover. Today’s action is an important step in unleashing our potential by allowing investments in renewable energy, clean drinking water, affordable housing, efficient transit and projects that reduced congestion and delays to finally move ahead.” 

Michele Stanley, NSSGA Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs.

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