Exempting Water Projects from Environmental Review

The Water Supply Permitting Act would have undermined public input and environmental review for water projects, like dams and surface storage. This bill would undercut our bedrock environmental laws, like the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), by establishing strict deadlines for environmental impact studies, limiting public input, and allowing private companies to pay for expedited permit reviews.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

H.R. 1654 passed the House on June 22, 2017 with a vote of 233-180.