CRES Supports Effort to Overturn Biden Administration’s Phase II NEPA Rule

WASHINGTONCitizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today sent a letter, signed by 41 organizations, in support of a bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Phase II Final Rule issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). The CRA is led by Sens. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.).

“Despite the bipartisan agreement Members of Congress negotiated in the Fiscal Responsibility Act to cut red tape and streamline the permitting process of new American clean energy projects, the Biden Administration has reversed course with their NEPA Phase II Rule,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “This rule reneges on the agreements made. Instead of improving project timelines, it leaves environmental reviews open-ended, in turn making it harder to deploy domestic infrastructure projects and driving investment abroad and raising global emissions. Thank you, Sens. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), for leading this effort and working to combat overburdensome regulatory hurdles.”

The letter, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, draws attention to the complicated and subjective nature of CEQ’s regulation, including needless layers of review and analysis empowering radical environmentalists to delay or block projects that would otherwise strengthen America’s infrastructure.

Read the full letter HERE.  

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