NCBA Voices Concern over Biden Administration’s NEPA Guidance

NCBA Voices Concern over Biden Administration’s NEPA Guidance

Corryn La Rue
Corryn La Rue
The Biden Administration published a final ruling this week on its plan to revise federal guidance on the National Environmental Policy Act… a process to evaluate potential environmental impacts on projects. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Natural Resource Executive Director Kaitlyn Glover…

“By rolling back this 2020 guidance, the Biden administration goes back to that pre-2020 reality where NEPA didn't work. It wasn't efficient. It took too long. It costs too much and it was able to be abused as a tool to prevent a project from going forward rather than as it was intended.”

Glover says this ruling will effect grazing allotments in the west.

“In California Federal permits or make up a significant component of federal grazing allotments and many of the infrastructure projects that this Administration is going to need to examine are in California. As we move forward we're going to be able to draw some of those stories out. After this rule becomes final in 30 days and will continue to demonstrate that it's not just California, but across the last will continue to see these impacts.”

“We will continue to tell this administration as we have for the past several years that NEPA desperately needs to be improved, the timeliness component, the scope, the focus, really making sure that the law works as a process rather than an arbiter of progress across the country.”

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