White House Finalizes NEPAs Phase 2 rule

White House Finalizes NEPAs Phase 2 Rule

White House Finalizes NEPAs Phase 2 Rule

By Anna Miller for Western Livestock Journal

Article excerpts:

"The Biden administration has rolled out its phase two rule for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, reversing Trump-era reforms.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) said its “Phase 2” ruling will “simplify and modernize the federal environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act,” but industry groups argue otherwise."

"The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Public Lands Council (PLC) oppose the new rule, saying it fails to reduce NEPA’s regulatory burden.

“The Biden administration largely ignored the requirements Congress passed in the Fiscal Responsibility Act that would streamline NEPA processes,” said Kaitlynn Glover, NCBA executive director of natural resources and PLC executive director. “Instead, this final rule changes the focus of NEPA, making it more ambiguous, less targeted, and nearly impossible to navigate.”

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