Democracy in Action: The Energy Permitting Process Under NEPA

May 24, 2005

Testimony of NRDC senior attorney Sharon Buccino at hearing on permitting of energy projects, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, May 25, 2005.

As energy development explodes across the West, the National Environmental Policy Act gives communities a say in how and where the development occurs. NEPA ensures that public funds and public resources are managed through a public process, and it is needed now more than ever.