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LIUNA Statement on NEPA Overhaul

Reforms Will Modernize Infrastructure Permitting, Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2020) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on the announced changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process:

LIUNA commends the Administration on the proposed overhaul to the NEPA review process, which has for far too long allowed crucial infrastructure projects to languish.

 

The NEPA overhaul will modernize the permitting process for energy and transportation infrastructure and speed up the creation of good jobs while maintaining the integrity of the underlying regulations that ensure that the environment and communities are protected.

 

The hard-working members of LIUNA, who have endured the endless delays plaguing so many infrastructure projects, hail these common sense reforms and the inter-agency accountability built into the Administration’s proposal.

 

LIUNA looks forward to working with the Administration on these critical regulatory changes, so that we can get to work on our nation’s urgent infrastructure needs.

 

 

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The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build America.