EarthJustice.org – The Council on Environmental Quality released its phase II proposed rule for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This is the final proposed rule in a multi-phase process to remedy harmful changes made under the Trump administration.
NEPA is our bedrock environmental law requiring the federal government to engage with communities and take health and environmental concerns into account when making consequential decisions. The proposed rule goes a long way toward providing clarity and certainty to both the public and project sponsors, while also affirming federal agencies’ responsibilities to consider climate change and environmental justice.
For more details about the NEPA changes:
The People’s Environmental Law: National Environmental Policy Act