WASHINGTON – January 9, 2020 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) issued the following statement from President Sean McGarvey on the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) proposed reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):
“NABTU supports reforms to NEPA that provide regulatory certainty through the permitting process while maintaining the integrity of underlying regulations that protect the health and safety of our members on the jobsite as well as the environmental and human impacts of projects in communities throughout the country.
“Endless delays, limited transparency and agency ambiguity far too often prevent project sponsors, our hard working members, and the public from realizing the benefits of impactful investments in all manner of projects. Common sense reforms and interagency accountability are long overdue.
“We now hope added certainty will assist private development and finally spur robust public investment – and remain hopeful that congress and this administration can now set their focus on a massive infrastructure bill to rebuild the USA and create millions of jobs.”