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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) - Proposed Changes

February 28, 2020

For half a century the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has enabled citizens to protect national forests by holding federal managers accountable to enforceable legal standards. This bedrock law is now under serious attack. Trump is proposing to discount the long term cumulative impacts of cutting millions of trees, accelerating the climate catastrophe and destroying vital wildlife habitat. While the changes apply to all federal agencies, the impacts locally will be to rubber stamp continued Forest Service mismanagement.

Make your opposition known by writing a personal letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality using the information below and in the attached documents. Comments are due Tuesday March 10.

Send to https://www.regulations.gov./comment?D=CEQ-2019-0003-0001

The new regulations implementing NEPA would:

References:

Trump targets a bedrock environmental law (High Country News)

5 Ways Trump's Latest Anti-Environmental Proposal Would Allow Fossil Fuel Companies to Bulldoze Communities (Center For American Progress)

Trump proposal to weaken project reviews threatens the "Magna Carta of environmental law" (The Conversation)

Trump's Latest Attack on the Environment May Be His Most Alarming Yet Sharon Zhang Sharon Zhang (Truthout)

Federal Register January 10, 2020 / Proposed Rules / NEPA


 


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