Virginia NEPA Coalition

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ACEC Virginia, Columbia Gas of Virginia, Home Builders Association of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Virginia Agribusiness Association, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Farm Bureau, Virginia Oil and Gas Association, Virginia Petroleum Council

“As the Commonwealth of Virginia is committed to rebuilding our local infrastructure and investing in future innovation and progress, we write in support of the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) efforts to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the first time in over 40 years. While CEQ’s current regulations were intended to ensure that federal agencies evaluate the environmental impact of proposed major Federal actions, the NEPA process has increasingly been used to block infrastructure development and investment in key projects. The review process has become unnecessarily complex, unreasonably time-consuming, and uncertain. Updating NEPA will improve our infrastructure, spur economic growth, and increase our stewardship of the environment. For those reasons, we ask that you finalize this important proposal that will benefit all Americans.”

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