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).
A new House Republican spending bill includes more than $5 billion for border enforcement and new border-wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico border, slicing through some of the most biologically diverse regions in North America.
This week, the Trump administration initiated a process to open up the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to potentially serious revisions. If the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan or countless other rollbacks to bedrock laws protecting our environment and public health are anything to go by, that’s bad news for the “Magna Carta” of environmental laws. Really bad news.
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today announced in an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking a roadmap to severely undermine the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), jeopardizing our environment, public health, and building new barriers to public participation in government decision-making.