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Earlier this month, the White House Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) finalized its update of the governing regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rule.  This marks the first comprehensive review of NEPA since its 1978 promulgation. Entitled, “Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act,” it seeks

Earlier this year, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking recommending extensive changes to the governing regulations of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  NEPA is a broad national policy aimed at preventing or eliminating damage to the environment.  Under this policy, whenever “major federal actions” – including projects that receive federal funding – will significantly affect the environment, federal agencies must incorporate certain environmental impacts into their decision-making processes and allow public participation.

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