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Leading Consumer Energy Advocate Applauds Administration’s Updates to Nationwide Permit Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading voice for sensible energy policies for families and businesses, applauds the Trump Administration’s proposed updates to the Nationwide Permit program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) – which is critical for ensuring the buildout of our nation’s energy and transportation infrastructure.

CEA’s President and CEO David Holt said:

“On behalf of working families, seniors, small businesses and farmers across nation, we thank the Administration for recognizing the vital importance of the Army Corp’s Nationwide Permit (NWP) Program – the permit specifically for energy and transmission projects has been used thousands of times since its inception decades ago.”

“Since the U.S. develops energy infrastructure safely and in the most environmentally responsible way possible, reauthorizing and updating the NWP program is critical in today’s uncertain times since it will help interstate commerce, get goods and services into marketplaces and provide the energy our neighbors depend on to power and fuel their lives.”

“We need a clear and certain regulatory framework that will help facilitate the construction, development and maintenance of the traditional and renewable energy, telecommunications and transportation infrastructure that our nation needs as it continues to rebound economically from the COVID-19 pandemic. Pipelines play a critical role in fueling our lives, powering our homes, advancing our economy, supporting our supply chains and helping improve our environment.”