Feb 11, 2020 IPAA Testifies Before Council on Environmental Quality on NEPA Modernization
My name is Will Allison and I’m here representing the Independent Petroleum Association of America.
Thank you to the Council on Environmental Quality for holding this public hearing.
The thousands of oil and natural gas operators represented by the IPAA commend the Trump Administration for proposing this much-needed reform of the National Environmental Policy Act.
NEPA underwent its last MAJOR update in 1978 and it’s well past time for a modernization of the law to help spur economic development, innovation, and improved environmental protections.
Unfortunately, opponents of this proposed reform say its only intention is to weaken environmental protections.
But the reality is that NEPA has become so outdated and burdensome that it actually makes environmental outcomes worse…