Environmentalists, Labor Clash Over Army Corps’ Pipeline Permit Review

May 10, 2022
Environmental groups and pipeline welders are staking out opposing positions on the Biden administration’s decision to reconsider a Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit for oil and gas pipeline construction, with environmentalists calling for the permit to be revoked and the welders warning of job losses if it is not retained. Nationwide permit 12 (NWP 12), a streamlined permit that covers activities required for the construction, maintenance, repair and removal of oil and natural gas pipelines, “is unlawful and environmentally...

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