Tag: CEQ

EPA Headquarters

Examining Proposed Revisions to the NEPA Process

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 […]

Environmental Policy, Law

NEPA Reviews: Should Climate Be a Factor?

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 […]

Capitol building

Three Environmental Officials Approved by the Senate

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 […]

Election 2012: Where Do the Candidates Stand on NEPA?

Where do the candidates’ stand on EHS issues? Issue: National Environmental Policy Act By Elizabeth Dickinson, J.D. BLR Legal Editor ldickinson@blr.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 […]