NEPA

Government, Business, Safety

White House Restoring Environmental Reviews Trump Nixed

A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb. A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb., in January of 2020. Large projects like pipelines and highways will again be subject to environmental review under the White House plan. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — In the latest reversal of a Trump-era environmental rollback, President Joe Biden is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines. The reviews were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 6, 2021
Government, Business

House Republicans Introduce NEPA Reform Bill

Graves Rep. Sam Graves (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Republicans on the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a bill designed to streamline aspects of the federal environmental permitting process.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2021
Government, Business

Trump Touts Infrastructure Permitting Reforms

Donald Trump President Donald Trump by Chris Carlson/Associated Press

The administration’s recent aim at advancing infrastructure projects through environmental permitting changes was touted by President Donald Trump.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 25, 2020
Government, Safety

Congressional Democrats Press White House for NEPA Docs

Trump at UPS At UPS Inc.’s hub in Atlanta on July 15, Trump outlined reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Several Democrats on Capitol Hill are pressing the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality to provide information about projects that fall under an executive order regarding the National Environmental Policy Act.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2020
Government, Business

21 State Attorneys General Sue Over New Trump Water Rule

NEPA President Donald Trump speaks about NEPA changes in February. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration July 21, alleging that new federal rules undermine their ability to protect rivers, lakes and streams within their borders.

Don Thompson | Associated Press
July 21, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

ATA Lauds Trump’s Environmental Permitting Reforms

President Trump speaks at UPS' airport hub in Atlanta “By streamlining infrastructure approvals, we’ll further expand America’s unprecedented economic boom,” Trump said at UPS' airport hub in Atlanta. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump’s push to advance infrastructure projects through environmental permitting changes earned broad support across the freight industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2020
Government

Sen. Ted Cruz Introduces NEPA Reform Bills

Ted Cruz Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) by Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press

Two bills that would seek to make changes to the National Environmental Policy Act recently were introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 12, 2020
Government, Business

Senate Democrats Offer Resolution Opposing NEPA Changes; Industry Stakeholders Push Back

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del) by Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press

Delaware Sen. Tom Carper and fellow Democrats offered a resolution this month expressing their opposition to President Donald Trump’s efforts aimed at streamlining the permitting process outlined by the National Environmental Policy Act.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 16, 2020
Government, Business

Freight Stakeholders Advocate for Modernizing NEPA

Stakeholders meet at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Stakeholders meet at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Feb. 24. (Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s effort to update long-standing federal environmental permitting guidelines received a resounding endorsement on Feb. 24 from a group of business and freight stakeholders.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2020