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Despite Tallying GHGs, Report Finds Agencies Don’t Find ‘Significant’ Levels

November 27, 2019
A new survey of how federal agencies address greenhouse gases in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews finds that they typically quantify direct and indirect emissions when considering fossil fuel projects, but that even if potential emissions are quite large the agencies dismiss the findings as not “significant.” “There are no instances in which agencies determined that the impact of fossil fuel leasing on [GHGs] would be ‘significant,’” says the November white paper by the Sabin Center for Climate Change...


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