EPN Articles Related To NEPA


Stalled Gas Pipeline Projects Unlikely to Get Relief Under EPA Rule, Experts Say

August 16, 2019 / by

Zack Hale /

S&P Global

EPN members Mark Ryan, former EPA Region 10 Counsel and Special Assistant United States Attorney, is quoted in this  article about EPA’s latest proposal aimed at preventing states from blocking infrastructure projects by limiting state’s authority under the Clean Water Act to block pipeline construction if a project does not meet state standards.

Erasing ‘Climate Change’ From Federal Agencies Won’t Make It Go Away

August 17, 2019 / by

Cynthia Giles /

The Hill

EPN member Cynthia Giles, former EPA Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, wrote this op-ed about the Trump Administration encouraging federal agencies to downplay and dismiss the risks of climate change in regulations and policies. For example, the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) draft guidance on how federal agencies should consider climate when they evaluate federal actions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) makes no mention of “climate change.”


Former Officials Criticize Limited GHG Review In Draft CEQ NEPA Guide

August 12, 2019 / by

Dawn Reeves /

Inside EPA

EPN is cited in this article about criticism of the draft guidance written by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) that instructs agencies to limit the scope of how they consider greenhouse gas emissions and climate impacts when conducting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews.

EPA Alumni Balk at Draft NEPA Guidance

August 9, 2019 / by

Niina H. Farah /

E&E News

This article discusses and quotes EPN’s comments objecting to draft guidance issued by the Council on Environmental Quality to assist federal agencies in considering greenhouse gas emissions when they evaluate federal actions, like the construction of roads and pipelines, under NEPA.

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