The Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that came out a couple of weeks ago on NEPA is inexcusable and disgraceful. I find it hard to believe that an environmental organization like CEQ would engage in activities designed to put lives in grave danger, all so that companies who stand to benefit from more lax environmental laws can do so. Once again–profit over people. The National Environmental Policy Act (fondly known as NEPA) requires federal agencies to engage in a review process to identify any significant environmental, economic, social, or health impacts a project may have before decisions are made and construction begins. Read more >
January 30, 2020 4:56 PM EDT
January 27, 2020 11:11 AM EDT
The quality of more than half of the country’s wetlands and 18 percent of its streams is now in peril. This move goes against established science and flies in the face of hydrogeology. Read more >
Secretary Perdue and the Trump Administration See Environmental Regulation as a Weapon. That’s Not Just Dumb, It’s Dangerous.
January 21, 2020 1:45 PM EDT
In the latest assault on science and the nation’s health and safety, the Trump administration recently proposed a rule that would upend the way federal agencies work to assess and minimize the harm their actions can do to the environment we all depend upon. The move threatens to turn back decades of progress and would shock the architects of the law, including a professor I knew many years ago.
So of course, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is all for it. Read more >
January 15, 2020 3:03 PM EDT
Make no mistake. This is a very big deal. President Trump has launched one of his most destructive assaults yet on our nation’s environmental and public safeguards. Read more >
January 4, 2018 11:34 AM EDT
Hartnett-White was an ill-advised nomination to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) from the get-go. Read more >