Letters
| September 23, 2020

NSSGA Backs Legislation That Clarifies ESA Goals

Our members care deeply about the environment and often establish critical habitats and other enhancements on their sites that benefit local species and promote biodiversity. However, the ESA permitting process often hampers many aggregates operations as they are tied up in bureaucratic red tape -- that many times does not lead to improving outcomes for the species. As you well know, the current process of obtaining ESA permits can impact infrastructure projects negatively, causing delays, oftentimes stopping projects in their tracks, adding enormous costs to permitting new, job-creating operations.