Senate Votes to Overturn Biden Environmental Rule
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Aug. 4 voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells.
White House Restoring Environmental Reviews Trump Nixed
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.
House Republicans Introduce NEPA Reform Bill
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.April 19, 2021
Trump Touts Infrastructure Permitting Reforms
The administration’s recent aim at advancing infrastructure projects through environmental permitting changes was touted by President Donald Trump.August 25, 2020
Congressional Democrats Press White House for NEPA Docs
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.August 11, 2020
21 State Attorneys General Sue Over New Trump Water Rule
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.
ATA Lauds Trump’s Environmental Permitting Reforms
President Donald Trump’s push to advance infrastructure projects through environmental permitting changes earned broad support across the freight industry.July 15, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz Introduces NEPA Reform Bills
Two bills that would seek to make changes to the National Environmental Policy Act recently were introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).June 12, 2020
Senate Democrats Offer Resolution Opposing NEPA Changes; Industry Stakeholders Push Back
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.March 16, 2020
Freight Stakeholders Advocate for Modernizing NEPA
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.February 24, 2020