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The Environmental Case for Improving NEPA

Philip Rossetti of R Street makes the environmental case for improving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The C3 Take
  • While originally well-intentioned to protect the environment, NEPA has become a major roadblock for clean energy projects.
  • Through its inefficient review and permitting process, NEPA delays clean energy and infrastructure projects by years, ballooning costs and stalling progress.
  • By reforming NEPA to make it more efficient we can protect our environment and grow our economy.

“Traditionally, NEPA is most associated with major infrastructure projects, many of which are related to fossil fuels or energy (pipelines, liquefied natural gas terminals, coal mines, etc.). But as times have changed and clean energy has steadily increased market share in the United States, proponents of clean energy expansion are finding that NEPA is also a barrier to their deployment, and an ironic protection for incumbent, less efficient and dirtier infrastructure.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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