On April 20, 2022, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published a final rule in the Federal Register restoring the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) provisions requiring detailed environmental reviews of infrastructure projects to include climate change-related impacts. The rule, which goes into effect May 20, 2022, will impact projects like pipelines, oil […]
The White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) January 2020 proposal to revise its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) prompted more than 172,000 public comments.
In a live statement and backed by a coterie of industry leaders and agency heads, President Donald Trump unveiled the administration’s proposal to amend regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), commonly referred to as the NEPA process. Given that the announced action is a proposal and not a final rule and also […]
In response to public requests, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is extending the comment period on its draft National Environmental Policy Act Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Comments on the draft will now be accepted by the CEQ until August 26, 2019.
The responsibilities of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) are clearly spelled out in the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). But the gap between Republicans and Democrats over how the CEQ should implement those responsibilities is so wide that an objective observer might conclude that the two parties are not talking about […]
One week into the partial shutdown of the federal government, the Senate approved by voice vote three of President Donald Trump’s selections for top environmental posts. Mary Bridget Neumayr was voted in to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ); Alexandra Dapolito Dunn was approved as assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of […]
Where do the candidates’ stand on EHS issues? Issue: National Environmental Policy Act By Elizabeth Dickinson, J.D. BLR Legal Editor email@example.com Barack Obama: Supports and wants to “modernize and reinvigorate” NEPA as it provides transparency and accountability in federal decisions on the environment. The While House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) refers to NEPA as […]