WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the below statement following the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)’s announcement of proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process:

“The proposed revisions would reverse the common-sense changes that modernized the NEPA process. Protracting the paperwork process adds unnecessary red tape back into building infrastructure. At a time when our country is desperately trying to build, why announce these changes now and throw states and private builders into limbo? As I’ve said before, we can’t ‘Build Back Better’ if we can’t build at all. The proposed reforms are unnecessary revisions meant to appease environmental groups who hate anything the Trump administration’s CEQ implemented.”


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