(ConservativeHub.com) – The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced the completion of the first phase of a two-phase plan to update the regulation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 19. The move restored environmental review stipulations previously removed under former President Donald Trump. The CEQ called them “basic community safeguards,” claiming the removal caused challenges and confusion for agencies and the public.
The CEQ said the reimplementation of these policies would move projects along more quickly and benefit communities. The changes will require federal agencies to evaluate the impact of projects under various headings. They will need to look at the effect on communities, including potential environmental and health issues, and identify alternative solutions.
White House announces restoration of environmental regulations scrapped by Trump adminhttps://t.co/wTHMidLD5n
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According to a report from Fox News, former President Trump said removing these regulations would help make processes faster. He implemented shorter timelines for environmental reviews as part of that plan. He claimed the changes would make it easier to get projects underway, providing more jobs and saving money.
Will the changes made by the Biden administration help the situation, or do you think they’ll cause a slowdown and reduce the number of available jobs as described by the former president?
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