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Ranking Member Sam Graves Statement on White House CEQ Proposal to Modernize NEPA Regulations

Washington, D.C., January 9, 2020 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement regarding a White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) proposal to update National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations:

“The President is a builder. He knows firsthand how slow, inefficient, and costly the federal review and permitting processes can be for projects both large and small.  I applaud the Administration for its efforts to modernize the NEPA process and inject some common sense into environmental reviews. Streamlining the review of proposed roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure projects will save the taxpayers money while maintaining necessary protections for the environment, public safety, and human health.  I look forward to seeing this long overdue modernization of the NEPA regulations move forward.”