May 27, 2022 Coalition Letter on the Nationwide Permit 12 Request from the U.S. Army Corps
Our members have a substantial and direct interest in the NWP-12 review and in smart regulations that protect the environment, create jobs, drive innovation, and ensure a better quality of life for everyone. To accomplish these goals, regulations governing America’s land, water, and infrastructure must be designed and maintained with the utmost care to ensure that regulations are effective in achieving their desired objectives, while simultaneously avoiding unnecessary environmental, social, and economic impacts. A strong, stable, and predictable nationwide permitting program will continue to ensure that the United States can prosper and grow sustainably and responsibly.
The following considerations weigh heavily in favor of maintaining NWP-12 in its current form:
Contributing to our national and energy security.
Ensuring utility and energy reliability
Providing the foundation for decarbonization infrastructure
Serving customers with affordable energy.
Providing predictability and regulatory certainty for NWP-12 and other Nationwide Permits
Maintaining the five-year cycle