White House Moves to Restore Key Environmental Review Rules

Biden administration plans to restore provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act regulations.

Valerie Volcovici, Reuters

The White House on Oct. 6 took the first step to restore federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects like highways and pipelines that were scaled back by the Trump administration that sought to fast-track them.

The White House Council for Environmental Quality said it will restore key provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations that had been in place before the Trump administration overhauled the rules last year, the first time in decades.

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