Alexah Rogge 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Idaho’s First District Congressman Russ Fulcher issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s planned National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) revisions:

“These improvements to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are critical to the prosperity of our rural communities. NEPA regulations often provide unnecessary and lengthy delays in the permitting process that add costs and disrupt projects in Idaho. Improving and shortening the NEPA process will decrease wildfire risk, widen highways in Idaho, and bring jobs to communities near federal land without sacrificing the environment. I applaud President Trump and his team for taking this step and I look forward to the final rule.”