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As Comment Period Closes, Diverse Voices Call for Overhaul of Fast-Track Pipeline Approval Process


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As Comment Period Closes, Diverse Voices Call for Overhaul of Fast-Track Pipeline Approval Process

Sierra Club
Yesterday marked the close of the comment period for the public to weigh in on the renewal of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP12). NWP12 serves as a blanket permit that can be used to fast-track the construction of massive oil pipelines by artificially treating them as thousands of small, individual projects that are exempt from the environmental review required by the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.