July 15, 2020
INGAA Statement on NEPA Modernization
Washington, DC – Alex Oehler, interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, issued the following statement in response to the updated implementing regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) announced today by the White House:
“As America works to recover from COVID-19 and create an economy of the future, infrastructure investment is needed now more than ever. The updated NEPA regulations will undoubtedly make the environmental review process more efficient and provide regulatory certainty, which will stimulate efforts to modernize our nation’s infrastructure, create and support private sector jobs, and reduce costs for consumers. Most importantly, this modernization will improve environmental outcomes and restore the intent of NEPA by ensuring federal agencies focus their attention on significant environmental impacts that are relevant to their respective decision-making authorities. We thank the Council on Environmental Quality for their thorough review and for modernizing this important environmental framework.”
NOTE: To view INGAA’s comments in response to the Council on Environmental Quality’s request for comment on potential revisions the National Environmental Policy Act, click here.