August 14, 2018

Inside EPA quotes Tyler Welti on possible NEPA implementing rule changes

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On August 14, 2018, Tyler Welti was quoted in Inside EPA in an article about possible changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing rules.

According to the article, the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) could give the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) a subtle path to downplaying climate change and greenhouse gas analysis in NEPA reviews, in particular by revising the definition of a "reasonably foreseeable" risk that must be assessed.

During a June webinar Mr. Welti said that a new definition of that and other terms "could at least limit an agency's obligation to consider greenhouse gases. I think it is unlikely that CEQ would specifically target climate impacts as something that need not be evaluated."