• U.S. Chamber Testimony on CEQ NEPA Phase 2 Proposed Rule

September 11, 2023

Chad Whiteman, Vice President, Environment and Regulatory Affairs, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, provided the following testimony at the Council on Environmental Quality’s public hearing on the proposed rule “National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions Phase 2”. 

"We fully support the goals of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to inform federal decision-making and the public’s understanding of the potential environmental impacts of federal actions to foster effective engagement in the federal decision-making process.  America's environmental statutes provide critical protections and have contributed to better stewardship over the decades. But over time the interpretation and implementation of NEPA have added complexity in ways that empower project opponents – of all types – to delay action through the regulatory process and the courts."