| NRECA Applauds Streamlining of NEPA Federal Environmental Permitting Process

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Federal environmental regulations that often delay and drive up costs on projects like grid maintenance, renewable energy deployments and rural broadband are getting a long-overdue makeover, and that’s a good thing for electric cooperatives.

Starting Sept. 14, the National Environmental Policy Act will offer a more efficient and predictable federal permitting process under a final rule announced this week by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.