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President Donald Trump announced the final rule to reform and modernize the regulations governing environmental analysis in order to speed up infrastructure projects and energy development across the country.

Western Leaders Welcome NEPA Reform

by Staff January 9, 2020

Trump NEPA announcement

In a speech in Washington on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced a proposal to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to help complete new infrastructure projects. The proposed rule change would set a two-year deadline for completing environmental impact statements and a one-year deadline to complete environmental assessments and imposes page limits on environmental reviews.

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On Tuesday, House Democrats rejected a resolution that would have affirmed state primacy over the regulation of hydraulic fracking. H. Res. 659 also affirmed opposition to any president unilaterally declaring a fracking moratorium on Federal lands.