Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement after the White House Council on Environmental Quality announced plans to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to advance more efficient, effective, and timely environmental reviews:

“I applaud President Trump’s decision to overhaul burdensome NEPA requirements, which for too long have thwarted energy development and critical infrastructure projects in Wyoming. NEPA’s out-of-date regulations have been abused by far-left environmental extremists to delay countless energy and infrastructure projects across the country. For too long, vital improvements to Wyoming roads, bridges, railways, and waterways have been stalled due to NEPA’s guidelines. President Trump is continuing to make good on his promise to get the government off the backs of hardworking Americans by decreasing overreach and regulation.”