The Fertilizer Institute

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“The Fertilizer Institute supports the Council for Environmental Quality’s efforts to revise the National Environmental Policy Act regulations to restore the original Congressional intent of the law to “help public officials make decision that are based on understanding of environmental consequences, and to take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the environment.” However, over the past 50 years, the regulations have evolved into a legal framework which has unnecessarily stalled or prevented phosphate and potash mining projects in the United States. These process-based delay tactics do not reflect environmental impacts and only serve to increase project costs and permitting delays. One TFI member company has committed over $20 Million to a permit with an approval process of over 11 years.  TFI believes the revisions to NEPA will ensure federal regulations continue to protect the environment without causing unnecessary negative impact to the business community.”