Building a Better America

“On behalf of the more than 500,000 Americans who urged improvements to the National Environmental Policy Act, we commend President Trump and his Administration for their work to modernize regulations to encourage greater investment in America’s critical infrastructure.” “The Administration’s action will result in more jobs and investment and greater transparency and predictability for those …

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Center for LNG

“Today’s finalized rule provides certainty for project developers and international buyers looking for consistent and predictable regulatory time frames. A modernized NEPA process will help U.S. LNG compete in the global marketplace while ensuring rigorous safety and environmental standards at home. We are happy to see that the final rule incorporates the One Federal Decision policy which better …

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Natural Gas Supply Association

“We applaud the Administration’s final rule to modernize and clarify NEPA. NGSA has supported the Council on Environmental Quality’s efforts to update NEPA regulations, which will facilitate effective and timely reviews of infrastructure projects needed to serve consumers, all while ensuring continued thorough and comprehensive environmental reviews. This final rule provides a clear roadmap for agencies’ environmental reviews, fosters …

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“Environmental reviews have become an incredibly cumbersome and confusing process for many project proponents,” said Fewell, who served as an adviser at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the George W. Bush administration. “Too often, the long delays caused by appeals and litigation under NEPA drive investors away and eventually cause projects to wither on …

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Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions

“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions commends President Trump’s recommendations to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act, a package of 50-year old regulations that has hampered American businesses and our country’s energy potential,” said CRES Director of Policy and Advocacy Charles Hernick. “This is the next step in a multi-year effort by the Trump Administration to make the NEPA process …

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National Association of Counties and National Association of County Engineers

“As co-regulators and intergovernmental partners with federal agencies, counties have a direct interest in any proposed changes to the NEPA process. Counties support revising NEPA in order to strengthen the involvement of local governments in the federal decision-making process, including clarifying the cooperating agency definition, and to expedite project analyses that deliver final decisions in …

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Governor Brad Little

“NEPA has transitioned from its original intent of simply requiring certain procedures to provide for informed decision making into a significant and inefficient regulatory burden. The current process has consistently resulted in the unreasonable delay of projects that are critical for the state’s economical, ecological, and infrastructural wellbeing. It is imperative that these rules governing …

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Women’s Mining Coalition

The Women’s Mining Coalition (WMC) strongly supports the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) proposed rule1 to update the regulations implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at 40 CFR Parts 1500 – 1508. We applaud the CEQ for recognizing the urgent need to update these regulations, which were promulgated over 40 …

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Virginia NEPA Coalition

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 …

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United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

“The United Association appreciates the opportunity to comment on this rulemaking in support of the measures proposed in the NPRM. The United Association believes that the measures proposed in the NPRM make common-sense improvements to NERA’s procedures that would reduce uncertainty and unnecessary delay and help to facilitate the best outcomes for critical federal projects.”