Key Updates to Federal Environmental Regulations Detailed in Briefing to Members

The BPC Sustainable Waterfronts Committee featured a comprehensive presentation by BPC member Scott Birkey (Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP) that detailed the Trump Administration’s recent changes to regulations implementing some of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. Birkey highlighted how these regulatory changes may have fundamental and far-reaching consequences regarding how the federal government will administer permits and enforcement actions under these laws, including influencing many BPC member projects, and how some of the changes may streamline or clarify certain procedural aspects related to the implementation of these laws. To learn more or engage in the BPC Sustainable Waterfronts Committee, contact Ashley LaBass.