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Biden White House Proposes NEPA Guidance Updates

October 12, 2021


A proposal to restore certain environmental review guidelines for infrastructure projects that were modified by the Trump administration was announced by the Biden White House.

In a proposed rule issued this month by the Council on Environmental Quality, agencies would be required to consider issues related to climate change and environmental justice when evaluating environmental impact reviews. The reviews would pertain to highways, bridges, pipelines and other aspects of a state’s mobility grid. The council’s environmental impact regulations would serve as the basis for review standards governmentwide.

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