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Pending GOP Legislative NEPA Efforts Could End Up In CEQ Rule Update

July 05, 2018
Dozens of pending legislative efforts by congressional Republicans, largely in the House, to streamline and speed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews could find their way into a major regulatory update the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is launching, sources say. Some of the more sweeping legislative proposals -- such as delegating NEPA reviews to states or penalizing states that oppose offshore drilling -- could not be done via regulation even though the NEPA statute is relatively “thin”...

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