While I support the pursuit of clean energy this bill makes me nervous for a couple of reasons: 1. Anytime Congress starts talking about matters that impact the environment and deregulation in the same sentence there is cause to pause, step back and take a much closer look. The same is true here. 2. While hydropower is "clean energy" it does not come without significant cost and risks. Dams can have real consequences for both ecosystems and local communities. One of the things in particular that bothers me about this proposal is how long projects can be extended. Under this bill by the time a contractor goes to work previous environmental and community impact studies could no longer be reflective of current conditions. 3. This just seems too vague and too much like a bureaucratic rubber stamp. I understand delays happen (especially in construction) and that there needs to be a way to address them, but I have too many questions about how this bill would be applied and whether it would truly be in the best interest of the environment and local communities to support it right now. There probably is a need for change, but I'm not convinced this bill is the best response. I also have a question about cost. We all know the longer a construction project drags on the more it usually ends up costing. Who absorbs those costs? Surely doesn't seem right if it is the government or local communities.