Tag: National Environmental Policy Act

OVER 340 ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO ABANDON RUSHED REWRITE OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

Source:  Earthjustice.org NEPA helps communities protect themselves from dangerous, rushed or poorly planned federal projects. It was instrumental in safeguarding the town of Arecibo, Puerto Rico against a proposed incinerator that would further compromise the air quality of a community already at-risk. Bedrock law, authored to solidify environmental […]

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Environmental Impact Statements a Key Tool for Reporters, But for How Long?

Source:  Society for Environmental Journalists An Oakdale, Calif., resident examines a map during a public meeting in June 2016 showing plans for Sacramento District parks and projects along the Lower Stanislaus River. The National Environmental Policy Act requires such projects prepare environmental impact statements, which are invaluable resources […]

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The Feds Unnecessarily Round Up Wild Horses, Then Complain About Costs

It surely cannot be easy these days being Joan Guilfoyle, the (relatively) new director of the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. On the one hand she works for a federal agency, the Interior Department, which is largely beholden to the powerful industries it is supposed to regulate. And on the other hand, she is responsible, under federal law and policy, for ensuring the survival and management of the nation’s wild horses at a time when relentless political and economic forces threaten to decimate the herds.

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