Thursday, July 16, 2020

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) De-regulated

Washington, D.C. - July 16, 2020 - (The Ponder News) -- Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)’s final rule updating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations:

“Rural Oregonians know too well the burdens of our dated, slow and tedious NEPA regulations. They’ve watched for years as special interest groups have hijacked the process to drag out needed forest and range management projects that would improve the health of our public lands and reduce the threat of wildfire on our communities. A lot has changed in the last 40 years and a fresh look at these regulations is long overdue. President Trump’s actions to streamline this process will help ensure that we can better manage our forests, protect our communities and improve our nation’s transportation and energy infrastructure into the future.”

For more information on what NEPA is and what it means to the country, read National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

See also: Summary of the National Environmental Policy Act