President Trump announced on July 15 the issuance of a final rule to significantly revise the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The changes in NEPA, first proposed by the President in January, would require that Environmental Impact Statements,
- – Augusta Free Press – 7/14/20
- – Bloomberg Law – 6/8/20
The Washington Post has reported that President Trump was to sign on June 4 an Executive Order invoking a federal law where emergency circumstances make it necessary to take an action with significant environmental impact without observing normal requirements imposed by laws such as the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Protection Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued on June 1 its final rule amending Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, under which states are given authority to issue permits certifying that any discharges into the state’s waters from a proposed project will comply with Clean Water Act,
- – E&E Energywire – 5/13/20
A group of conservation organizations on April 29 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of South Carolina, Charleston District, challenging the Trump Administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which was published as a final rule on April 21.
- – E&E Greenwire 0 4/23/20
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a virtual public hearing on April 20, from 6 to 8 pm, on its proposed biological assessment rule that defines how the agency uses the presence of aquatic life to determine whether a stream is meeting the state’s water quality standards,