Key Voices

National Taxpayers Union

“For taxpayers and private investors that finance these projects, it should be unacceptable that these needless delays continue to swell. The United States has a long tradition of building impressive structures, and the government-driven delays ingrained into our permitting process undermines this history… These reforms will allow builders to employ more workers and bring their …

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American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association

“We believe this new rule provides a needed update of the processes and procedures that govern the permitting of our nation’s most vital infrastructure projects, allowing them to move forward without undue delay while ensuring our shared goal of proper environmental stewardship. It also creates greater predictability around the federal permitting process, providing businesses the …

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American Council of Engineering Companies

“America’s engineering industry believes we can improve our infrastructure while being good stewards of the environment. The expectation of our public and private project owners is that NEPA should be implemented with a better balance of timelines and reviewing agency accountability to provide more certainty for investments.  For this reason, the American Council of Engineering …

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American Exploration & Production Council

“Modernizing and clarifying NEPA could not come at a better time for our country, as we are recovering from COVID-19,” said AXPC CEO Anne Bradbury. “NEPA permitting reforms will allow the U.S. to safely build energy infrastructure, provide job opportunities to American communities, and help expand our national economy.”  “American energy companies adhere to the …

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American Gas Association

“This proposed rule from the White House Council on Environmental Quality is an important step to greater transparency and efficiency in the NEPA process and will help America’s natural gas utilities continue to provide timely, safe, reliable and affordable service to the 179 million Americans that enjoy the benefits of natural gas and the millions …

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American Highway Users Alliances

“Today’s final rule modernizes our 50-year old NEPA law and implements commonsense improvements to NEPA’s critical review process. Americans can now unlock essential infrastructure investment for vital projects across the nation. The final rule balances modernizing the NEPA process and protecting the environment. In recent years, NEPA’s complex administrative procedures have ensnared a wide range …

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American Petroleum Institute

“NEPA modernization will help America streamline permitting to move job-creating infrastructure projects off the drawing board and into development. Today’s action is essential to U.S. energy leadership and environmental progress, providing more certainty to jumpstart not only the modernized pipeline infrastructure we need to deliver cleaner fuels but highways, bridges and renewable energy. These reforms …

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