Industry Files Early Suit To Enforce NEPA’s New Two-Year EIS Deadline

February 8, 2024
Highlighting long-running industry concerns over the slow pace of environmental reviews, a Montana coal mining company has filed what is one of the first lawsuits seeking to enforce the two-year deadline Congress recently set for agencies to finalize environmental impact statements (EIS) required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Signal Peak Energy filed a Feb. 7 lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to require the Interior Department (DOI) to finalize a planned EIS for...

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