Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) this week joined U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), Natural Resources Committee Republican Leader Rob Bishop (R-UT), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican Leader Sam Graves (R-MO), and House Republican Leadership to introduce a bill aiming to provide much-needed updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews (BUILDER) Act (H.R. 8333) aims to streamline the lengthy, burdensome NEPA permitting process to help more quickly deploy updated infrastructure across U.S. communities while ensuring environmental protections. This bill would work to restore NEPA to its original purpose, ensuring the public health and safety of our communities and the protection of our environment, and take out the often costly, burdensome, lengthy requirements that prohibit new infrastructure and lack any real benefit to our environment.
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By Eugene Mulero
September 23, 2020
Legislation aimed at updating the environmental review process related to infrastructure projects recently was introduced by House Republicans.
The Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews, or BUILDER, Act seeks to reduce the costs of big-ticket projects to enhance the country’s economy.
The measure would promote coordination between stakeholders and federal agencies, eliminate redundant provisions and require the use of reliable data sources, as well as clarify National Environmental Policy Act requirements.
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