Federal Spotlight: Trump Administration Proposes Streamlining Environmental Rules

January 23, 2020

President Trump’s Council on Environmental Quality is looking to put forward rules that would update the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the first time in 40 years. The rules seek to cut down on NEPA’s bureaucratic obligations and expedite the permitting process for projects like roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The move is being hailed by business and energy groups as well as construction unions. Environmentalists argue this could hinder the battle against climate change. Read more from The Wall Street Journal.