ABC: NEPA Revisions Will Delay Critical Infrastructure, Increase Construction Costs

Washington, April 30—Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck today issued the following statement on the National Environmental Policy Act final rule:

“These unnecessarily onerous new NEPA regulations will make it more difficult to build important projects and are a major step backward for critical infrastructure, the construction industry and America’s economic future,” said Brubeck. “While both Republicans and Democrats have long agreed on the need for commonsense permitting reform, this final rule fails to meaningfully improve environmental protections and actually expands and lengthens environmental reviews that already take years.

“Instead of moving forward with this burdensome final rule, the Biden administration should work to streamline and modernize permitting processes while maintaining important environmental safeguards,” said Brubeck.

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