Despite Objections, NEPA Reforms On Track For Infrastructure Deal

July 16, 2021
Senators negotiating a bipartisan infrastructure deal are expected to include sweeping reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting process despite objections from environmentalists and some Democrats, with sources saying the overall “good” in the emerging legislation outweighs those concerns. “There’s a lot of good” in the overall infrastructure package and environmental groups are unlikely to “upset the apple cart” over permitting concerns, says one environmental source. The fight is centered on the introduction this week of S. 2324,...

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