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DOT Proposes Major Changes to NEPA Rules to Implement CEQ Streamlining Requirements

USA - November 25 2020 On November 23, the Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed significant changes to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The…

Cynthia L. Taub.

CEQ Finalizes Sweeping NEPA Changes

USA - July 17 2020 On July 15, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a final rule significantly revising the procedures federal agencies must follow…

Cynthia L. Taub, Joshua Runyan, Logan L Page.

New EPA Rule Attempts to Rein in State Authority Under Clean Water Act

USA - June 2 2020 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 rule on June 1, which aims to tighten up the…

Cynthia L. Taub, Joshua Runyan.

New Executive Orders Aim to Reduce Federal and State Permitting Obstacles for Pipeline and Energy Projects

USA - April 11 2019 President Trump issued two Executive Orders on April 10th to expedite permitting processes for pipelines. The first, entitled "Promoting Energy…

Cynthia L. Taub, Jody A. Cummings, Joshua Runyan, Monique Watson.

EPA and the Corps Propose to Narrow the Waters and Wetlands Subject to the Clean Water Act

USA - December 12 2018 The US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers have released their long-awaited proposed rule redefining what constitutes…

Cynthia L. Taub.