Christopher R. Bryant Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Infrastructure Plan Could Benefit DowDupont, Other Chemical Firms”
On February 1, 2018, Christopher R. Bryant, Senior Regulatory Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report regarding an infrastructure plan proposed by President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address.
“There are a lot of regulatory hurdles just to do some basic stuff,” said Chris Bryant, a senior regulatory consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, a Washington, D.C., law firm specializing in chemical regulatory issues.
A gauntlet of federal, state, and local regulations includes many costly redundancies, Bryant told Bloomberg Environment.
“Everything from the Clean Air Act, to the Endangered Species Act, New Source Review, to the Clean Water Act—there can be well over 20 different types of permits for just one infrastructure project,” said Bryant.
The biggest challenge from a regulatory standpoint, said Bryant, is the National Environmental Policy Act. It essentially requires federal agencies to evaluate the “social and economic effects of their proposed actions” before they start any major development.
“I don’t think anyone is going to argue against laws that are going to safeguard the health and safety of American lives and our environment,” Bryant said. “But this has been an issue among our clients for a really long time, and I’m a pro-regulation guy.”
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