January 31, 2020

Inside EPA Quotes Tyler Welti on Proposed NEPA Overhaul

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On January 31, 2020, Tyler Welti was quoted in Inside EPA regarding the proposed overhaul of the National Environmental Policy Act. Environmentalists and many experts are flagging measures in the White House’s sweeping plan to revise NEPA rules that appear intentionally designed to chill the public's ability to influence projects.

According to the article, the plan seeks to dramatically limit the types of projects that will undergo NEPA reviews, by changing several threshold definitions.

Welti says that while "major" federal actions remain subject to NEPA, the proposal seeks to exempt projects with minimal federal funding and involvement.