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Pallone Condemns Trump Administration’s Rollback of NEPA

Jan 9, 2020
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement condemning the Trump Administration’s proposed rollback of key parts of the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):

“While American families struggle under the weight of record flooding, wildfires and heat waves, the Trump Administration is not only ignoring their plight, but actively exacerbating it.  NEPA is the heartbeat of environmental law, and these changes are specifically targeted to prevent federal agencies from assessing the climate impacts of federal actions.  Regardless of whatever spin comes from the White House, the fact is NEPA does not impose any constraints on construction or pipeline projects.  It simply requires that we look before we leap, which is just common sense – something that appears to be in short supply in this Administration, with Americans paying the price.”