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Critics Flag Host Of Measures In NEPA Proposal That Chill Public Input

Environmentalists and many experts are flagging measures in the White House’s sweeping plan to revise National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rules that appear intentionally designed to chill the public’s ability to influence projects, including a first-time mandate for plaintiffs to post bonds when agencies grant requests for administrative stays.

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Long-Time CEQ Official Raises Major Concerns About NEPA Overhaul

Horst Greczmiel, a former White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) career official who oversaw its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) program for 16 years, is expressing deep concern about many aspects of the Trump administration’s proposal to dramatically overhaul NEPA implementing rules.

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OMB reviewing proposed CWA general permit changes

The proposal aims to implement recommendations in a 2017 report to modify nine nationwide permits to ease the development or use of domestically produced energy resources.

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Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Infuses Climate, Environment Concerns

Democratic leaders in the House are floating the outlines of a massive proposal to fund transportation, energy and water infrastructure, arguing that multiple elements of the plan will advance efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, in addition to tackling conventional environmental problems.

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House Democrats’ Draft Climate Bill Elaborates On Numerous EPA Roles

New draft climate change legislation from House Energy & Commerce panel Democrats outlines numerous new or expanded tasks for EPA to achieve a mid-century target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions, including stringent vehicle standards, new carbon capture permitting requirements and updated equity mandates.

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EPA sees final utility NSPS update by ‘spring’

EPA in a new court filing says it hopes to send a draft final rollback of Obama-era GHG rules for new power plants to the White House sometime in March.

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Democrats’ Imminent GHG Bill Faces Some Early Environmentalist Scorn

Even before it has been formally released, House Democrats’ sweeping climate change proposal is facing sharp criticism from some environmental groups who charge that the legislation will allow polluting fuels such as natural gas and biomass, along with “ineffective” credit trading, as part of a pathway to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050.

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Citing Leaked Draft, Carper Details Host Of Flaws In Auto GHG Rollback

Even as the Trump administration’s draft final rule rolling back Obama-era vehicle greenhouse gas standards officially remains under wraps during White House review, a top Senate Democrat is disclosing several key aspects of a leaked draft that he says undermine several of the administration’s stated rationales for the policy.

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Oil major CEOs mull much broader GHG targets

Companies are mulling targeting so-called “Scope 3” emissions, which are tied to consumers’ use of oil and gas companies’ products.

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Environmentalists sue EPA to force action on oil & gas air plans

Environmentalists’ suit seeks to force reductions in both ozone and methane based on Obama-era requirements for oil and gas drilling operations.

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