BPC Submits Letter in Favor of NEPA Reforms

On July 20, BPC submitted a comment letter to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regarding its plans to potentially update its implementing regulations for the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The primary suggestion made in the letter is that NEPA be updated to echo the “categorical exemptions” that the California […]

Shuster proposal aims to ‘reignite’ reform efforts

INFRASTRUCTURE Shuster proposal aims to ‘reignite’ reform efforts Maxine Joselow, E&E News reporter Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2018   House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) yesterday released a draft infrastructure bill in an effort to reinvigorate stalled momentum on the issue.   The draft language contains a plethora of proposals for addressing the nation’s “crumbling […]

California Land Use & Development Law Report for May 7, 2018

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ENS Federal Report – April 13, 2018

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President Trump Proposes Big Changes to NEPA for Nation’s Infrastructure Needs

Trump proposes sweeping changes to NEPA Nick Sobczyk, E&E News reporter Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 President Trump today proposed big changes to the National Environmental Policy Act as part of his program to overhaul the nation’s infrastructure. The plan, formally released this morning, includes $200 billion of new spending to be paid for by cuts […]

E&E News: Wildfire legislation’s NEPA provisions generate divisions

Wildfire legislation’s NEPA provisions generate divisions Marc Heller, E&E News reporter Published: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) led a hearing on combating wildfires yesterday. Environment and Public Works Committee Congress risks stirring old political battles by trying to scale back environmental rules in the fight against wildfires, Sen. […]

WILDFIRES: White House in Talks to Reform Budgeting, Streamline NEPA

WILDFIRES: White House in talks to reform budgeting, streamline NEPA Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Friday, December 4, 2015 LAS VEGAS — The White House is trying to cut a deal with Congress to overhaul how the nation budgets for wildfire and allow some streamlined logging in national forests, according to multiple sources close to […]

Panel to Review Draft Bill to Speed NEPA Reviews, Cut Legal Costs, and Others

FOREST SERVICE: Panel to review bill to speed NEPA reviews, cut legal costs Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Monday, June 1, 2015 A House panel Wednesday will take up a draft bill to accelerate National Environmental Policy Act reviews for forest projects and to cut down on the government’s legal costs, among many other provisions. […]

NEPA News – Administration Issues Major Climate Change Guidelines

NEPA News – Administration Issues Major Climate Change Guidelines An update from ENS Resources   On December 18, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released updated draft guidance for federal agencies on how they should consider greenhouse gas emissions and climate change when conducting reviews under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  The guidance […]

NEPA: Understanding the Basics – Live Webinar on January 21, 2015

NEPA: Understanding the Basics Live Webinar January 21, 2015 Environmental Training Resource is hosting a webinar on NEPA: Understanding the Basics on January 21, 2015.  Click here  for full details.