June 01, 2016

When Future Meets Past: Energy Developments and NHPA Compliance

James L. Noles Jr.

On October 15, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) into law. Nearly 50 years later, NHPA still works to remind even the most forward-thinking energy companies to pause, turn their gaze from the future, and take a hard look at the past—even as they plan for tomorrow’s transmission, infrastructure, and generation needs.

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