North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer, who sits on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, reacted to the announcement that the National Environmental Policy Act. “The NEPA process has grown incredibly complicated and unnecessarily burdensome,” said Cramer. “I encourage all stakeholders and interested citizens to engage in the rule making process.” The new regulations would cut the timeline for obtaining permits with federal agencies working together to speed up the process. Public Lands Council associate director of government affairs Tanner Beymer says ranchers must undergo NEPA reviews for many reasons. “Common examples include renewable of a term grazing permit, construction of range improvements or to participate in USDA programs.” Listen to the story.