02/04/2020 - Caitlin McCoy

Trump Targets the Heart of US Environmental Law

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“NEPA has a special place in the hearts of environmental attorneys and activists because it was this early attempt to require agencies to think carefully about the impact they are having on the environment when they permit or otherwise undertake these projects themselves,” Caitlin McCoy, a fellow for the Environmental & Energy Law Program at Harvard University, told Sierra. “By cutting back the amount of projects that go into this process and by tightening up the scope of the review, and by making it easier to exclude consideration of certain effects and reduce the amount of alternatives to be considered, you’re cutting back the whole purpose of NEPA.”

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