Despite the goal of the 2005 Energy Policy Act’s (EPAct) to streamline and expedite permitting for natural gas pipeline construction projects, a recent study funded by INGAA found that non-FERC agencies have experienced increased delays in permitting projects. The percentage of federal authorizations issued more than 90 days beyond FERC’s issuance of its final NEPA environmental document rose from 7% to 28% after the EPAct (in violation of FERC regulation 18 CFR Part 157.22 authorized by the EPAct). In addition, the report criticizes the EPAct for failing to provide FERC with remedies to enforce the 90 day deadline. Click here for INGAA’s press release and here for the report.