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LCV Applauds Finalization of CEQ NEPA Rule

Apr 30, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s announcement from the Biden-Harris administration’s Council on Environmental Quality to finalize their rules on implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Vice President of Federal Policy and former EPA scientist Matthew Davis:

“Finalizing these rules for NEPA is another major step from the Biden-Harris administration to include every community in their whole-of-government approach to tackle the climate crisis and environmental injustice. We must ensure we’re building a more equitable and just clean energy future centering historically excluded communities, especially communities of color and communities with low wealth. LCV applauds the Biden-Harris administration for restoring common-sense protections in the NEPA process after they were gutted by former president Trump, and we look forward to coordinated federal project reviews providing greater transparency and meaningful engagement with communities to efficiently advance necessary clean energy projects and protect our health and environment for future generations.”