DOE Struggles To Balance NEPA, Fast Stimulus Cash

Law360, New York (May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As companies vie for a share of the stimulus cash earmarked for renewable energy, one of the biggest challenges the U.S. Department of Energy faces is trying to distribute funds rapidly without sacrificing environmental regulations, according to attorneys.

“There's this obvious tension between get the money out quickly, but don't make any mistakes,” said Kelly Carnes, president and CEO of consulting firm TechVision21.

Perhaps especially at issue is the stimulus plan’s $6 billion in innovative technology loan guarantees, which are expected to support more than $60...
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