U.S. Chamber: New NEPA Rule Will Slow Progress

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:30am

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Biden Administration’s proposed new rule that rolls back many of the recently-enacted reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Chad Whiteman, vice president for environment and regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute issued the following statement:

“By rolling back some of the most important updates to our antiquated permitting process, the Biden Administration’s new proposed NEPA rule will only serve to slow down building the infrastructure of the future. Important projects that address critical issues like improving access to public transit, adding more clean energy to the grid and expanding broadband access are languishing due to continued delays and that must change. We continue to advocate through our broad Unlock American Investment coalition for efficient and common sense decision-making from the executive branch and Congress on permitting.”