Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined 129 of her House Republican colleagues in sending a letter to the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Mary Neumayr, supporting the council’s efforts to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The letter highlights how NEPA has been abused by far-left environmental extremists to delay countless energy and infrastructure projects across the country with unnecessary red tape. The letter encourages CEQ to continue on its current, legal timeline to finalize the rulemaking which would streamline environmental regulations. The full letter can be seen here and reviewed below:

Background:

In January, CEQ issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modernize and clarify the regulations to facilitate a more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA review process. CEQ has not comprehensively updated its regulations since their creation in 1978, more than four decades ago. The proposed amendments in this rulemaking would advance the original goals of CEQ regulations to reduce paperwork and delays of implementations of the policies set forth in NEPA.