In a letter to the U.S. Senate, two hundred environmental, wildlife conservation, and indigenous groups urged the U.S. Senate to oppose a resolution they characterize as undermining the core provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The resolution opposes new rules from the Biden administration which include requirements for agencies to review actions for the impacts of climate change and the cumulative impacts of federal actions. The coalition argues these rules are necessary to offset carbon emissions by 2050, and provide clean energy and climate infrastructure to disadvantaged communities.
[To accompany Legislative Pending Federal Actions Update "200 Groups Urge the Senate to Reject NEPA Changes" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 151.]