NEPA Fight Starts On Trump’s Plan To Curb ‘Effects’ Agencies Must Review

January 13, 2020
The fight over the Trump administration’s plan to scale back implementing rules for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is kicking into gear, with the proposal’s narrower definition of the “effects” agencies must consider in environmental reviews of major projects emerging as a significant early battleground. At issue is the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) Jan. 9 proposal that includes measures that would drop current requirements for “cumulative” impact reviews, expand the types of projects that would be subject to...

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