WASHINGTON, D.C. – AFPM released the following statement today in response to the Council on Environmental Quality’s announcement of its final rule to update and modernize its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations:

“We believe this new rule provides a needed update of the processes and procedures that govern the permitting of our nation’s most vital infrastructure projects, allowing them to move forward without undue delay while ensuring our shared goal of proper environmental stewardship. It also creates greater predictability around the federal permitting process, providing businesses the necessary confidence to invest in important projects that will create thousands of jobs and enliven our economy.”