According to unrevealed sources, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is drafting guidelines under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions by federal agencies. While the White House has been receiving pressure from various sources to issue such guidelines, CEQ was also recently petitioned by a coalition of environmental groups to amend its NEPA regulations to address climate change and to issue guidelines on the impact that federal agencies could have on GHG emissions. The issuance of such guidelines by CEQ would signify the first time the Bush administration establishes a policy for mandatory action to address climate change. A CEQ spokesperson has denied that the White House is working on the development of the guidelines.
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