WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Director of Policy and Advocacy Charles Hernick released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions commends President Trump’s recommendations to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act, a package of 50-year old regulations that has hampered American businesses and our country’s energy potential,” said CRES Director of Policy and Advocacy Charles Hernick. “This is the next step in a multi-year effort by the Trump Administration to make the NEPA process work better and on a reasonable timeline. Contrary to critics’ beliefs, this is not a rollback, but rather a tightening of the scope of analysis so the federal government can be more effective in decision-making to ensure that businesses can either move forward with their projects, or go back to the drawing board.”
Hernick continued, “To combat climate change our country needs new, clean energy generation infrastructure — offshore wind, hydropower, and large scale solar and wind — plus transmission infrastructure and green and grey infrastructure to adapt to extreme weather and sea-level rise. We’re eager to work with the Administration to create a functional NEPA process and make these proposed changes a reality.”
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) engages Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge.