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January 14, 2020

CEQ Proposes Overhaul of NEPA Environmental Review for Project and Infrastructure Development in the US

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In line with the Trump administration’s deregulation efforts, on January 10, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would make significant changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”).  The proposed rule seeks to “simplify and modernize” the existing NEPA regulations in order to accelerate NEPA reviews and would be the most substantial and comprehensive revision of NEPA’s implementing regulations since their promulgation in 1978. As a result, energy and infrastructure projects could face a reduced regulatory burden.

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