Critics Flag Host Of Measures In NEPA Proposal That Chill Public Input

January 31, 2020
Environmentalists and many experts are flagging measures in the White House’s sweeping plan to revise National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rules that appear intentionally designed to chill the public’s ability to influence projects, including a first-time mandate for plaintiffs to post bonds when agencies grant requests for administrative stays. The idea of requiring a bond is “scary for those of us who do a lot of NEPA work,” says Susan Jane Brown of the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC). “My...

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