SUWA Statement on CEQ Proposed Revisions to NEPA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Steve Bloch, Legal Director, (801) 428-3981, steve@suwa.org

Moab, UT (October 6, 2021) – In response to the Council on Environmental Quality’s draft proposal released this morning to update the National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) implementing regulations, which would restore many long-standing policies altered by the Trump administration, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) Legal Director Steve Bloch issued the following statement:

“This is an important first step to bringing common sense back to federal decision making that affects so many aspects of life in Utah. From analyzing the impacts to disadvantaged communities from uranium waste contamination to being clear eyed about the devastating consequences leasing, development and burning fossil fuels has to the climate, the Biden administration is rightly restoring transparency and science-based agency decision-making. Bottom line, these changes are necessary to ensure federal agencies are accurately disclosing all of the environmental and public health impacts of their decisions.”

Additional Resources:

Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) – Proposed Action for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Revisions

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