Environmentalists Tout Highway Bill’s Climate Title But Fight NEPA Reform

May 26, 2021
Environmental groups are ramping up resistance to provisions in a bipartisan Senate transportation bill that seek to speed environmental reviews, even as they praise the bill’s investments in electric vehicles (EVs) and other climate measures as an initial step toward the Biden administration’s more ambitious infrastructure plan. The environmentalists are also targeting aspects of the bill that would ease permitting for some pipelines related to fossil fuel extraction on federal lands, even though supporters argue such projects could play a...

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