NRECA Criticizes New Federal Permitting Rule

NRECA believes the new rule released The White House Council on Environmental Quality final Phase 2 rule under the National Environmental Policy Act will impede critical projects needed to ensure reliable and affordable power. The rule elevates certain environmental considerations, including a project’s climate impacts, above others, which NRECA asserts is inconsistent with NEPA’s historical approach of using an objective project-specific method to assess proposed actions and would favor certain types of infrastructure over others.

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