ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS: AAR Statement on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Modernization

Association of American Railroads issued the following announcement on Jan. 9.

Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Ian Jefferies released the following statement regarding the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) proposed rule to comprehensively modernize environmental permitting processes for the first time since 1978.

“Updating and streamlining the permitting process is long overdue, and the freight rail industry applauds the Administration for taking this important step forward. Railroads agree that more can and must be done to expedite routine maintenance and other critical construction projects without compromising important environmental protections. We look forward to continued conversations with our partners in government to advance the NEPA modernization process.”

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