Experts Debate NEPA Rollback’s Reliance On Unique High Court Ruling

March 10, 2020
Legal experts are debating whether it is appropriate for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to justify much of its proposal to vastly limit the reach of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on a single, unique Supreme Court ruling. The legal debate adds to spirited discussion over the sweeping proposal to amend the NEPA implementing rules in order to speed environmental reviews of federal actions, with CEQ accepting formal comments on the plan through March 10. Many...

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