350 Public Interest Groups Decry Trump Administrations’ Sham of a Rulemaking Process, Urge CEQ to Protect NEPA

June 26, 2018

Contact: Justin McCarthy, jmccarthy@partnershipproject.org, 540-312-3797

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2018) – More than 350 public interest organizations from across the country formally requested an extension of the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) 30-day comment period for a rulemaking process that could severely undermine the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Raul Garcia, Earthjustice Senior Legislative Counsel, issued the following statement following this announcement.

“CEQ’s outrageously short 30-day public comment period is no less emblematic of the Trump administration’s efforts to silence the people and chill public participation. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is one of the most important laws on the books and applies to every major action the federal government takes. The American public has a right to have their voice heard on decisions impacting their health, environment and livelihood.

“This inadequate public comment process is the latest in a long line of this administration’s efforts to silence public opinion and hinder democracy.”

A copy of the extension request is available HERE.

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