CEQ Says Critics Fail To Justify Claims NEPA Rule Will Delay Key Projects

April 20, 2022
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is broadly rejecting claims from industry groups and Republican lawmakers that its new final rule restoring stringent National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review requirements will delay critical infrastructure projects, part of the agency’s broad defense of the rule. Commenters failed to provide “any specific data or evidence . . . that would address whether or not the . . . changes would have an effect on the environmental review process, including timelines,”...

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