Streamlining NEPA, Renewable Energy Sustainability

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration continues to make development of renewable energy projects an administrative priority. These projects, however, often trigger review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which is not only costly, but can add significant delays to any project caught in its web.

In an attempt to streamline NEPA review for renewable energy projects, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has developed procedures to accelerate the process. Selected projects will receive expedited review to test whether the proposed procedures can credibly address the usual...
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