Critics Blast CEQ Rule Overhaul As Cutting ‘Heart’ Out Of NEPA’s Purpose

July 16, 2020
The White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) overhaul of its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing rule eviscerates the “heart” of the bedrock environmental law and seeks to turn it into an efficient project approval tool, according to legal experts critical of the controversial regulation. Jayni Hein of the Institute for Policy Integrity (IPI) at New York University says the final rule -- published in the July 16 Federal Register after President Donald Trump personally unveiled it a...

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