Letter - Oppose NEPA rule change


August 13, 2019


“In the last few years, it has become increasingly clear that soon some president and some Congress must face the inevitable task of deciding whether or not the objective of a quality environment for all Americans is a top-priority national goal which takes precedence over a number of other, often competing, objectives in natural resource management and the use of the environment.”

So said Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson in 1968 when explaining the rationale for National Environmental Policy Act ­ — NEPA.

Congress and President Richard Nixon made NEPA the law. NEPA requir...

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