An article written by Rachel Jacobson, Matthew F. Ferraro and Mark Hanin, and published by LexisNexis in the July/August 2018 edition of The Energy Law Report, reviews implications of the National Defense Authorization Act for energy, environment and natural resources issues.
Excerpt: The National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) may be the most important piece of energy and environmental legislation most people have never heard of. It authorizes the appropriation of federal funds to support the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) and related national security programs. Passed regularly since 1961, it establishes funding levels and sets policies under which authorized funds will be spent. The NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018, signed into law by President Trump on December 12, 2017, authorizes approximately $700 billion for DoD activities.