CEQ Issues Final Phase I NEPA Rule, Restoring Rigorous Review Mandates

April 19, 2022
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued its final phase 1 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rule, restoring a series of rigorous review mandates that the Trump administration eliminated in its rewrite of the rule, while pushing back on expected criticisms that the measure will create confusion and delay critical projects. In an April 19 statement , CEQ Chair Brenda Mallory said the final rule will ensure that marginalized communities are consulted and that agencies will better...

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