On May 10, 2023, Venable partner Fred Wagner was featured on Environmental Professionals RADIO, where he discussed the post pandemic world and how it applies to planning and NEPA reviews. The following is a quote from the interview:
It’s constantly evolving, and we are learning more, and I think the advice I can give to planners and environmental consultants in the room is when we’re dealing with these sorts of projects, don’t be afraid to embrace the uncertainty. Don’t be afraid in your documents or your analysis to tell the public, and then eventually for the lawyers to tell a court, "We’re just not sure"… And in some ways, the honesty about what you don't know is more transparent and more refreshing than trying to be so sure yourself.
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