Blue Access Files Comments on Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
After 50 years, the first changes to the detailed regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") have been proposed. Blue Access filed comments, posted here, on the proposed changes before the close of the comment period on March 10, 2020. While we support efforts to modernize and streamline the NEPA process, some of the substantive changes proposed will profoundly limit community participation in certain project decisions, and narrows the scope of a NEPA review in a way that will negatively impact on communities. Our comments focus on those provisions.