If you’ve been following any environmental news, you probably know by now that the nation’s bedrock environmental law—the National Environmental Policy Act—is under attack by the Trump administration. Now, we need your help to fight back. And we don’t have much time.
The Council on Environmental Quality is only taking public comments through March 10. Please submit a comment today to let officials know you oppose this impending environmental assault.
Public input is a core component of NEPA, which has provided communities across our region—and our country—with the ability to voice concerns about issues such as offshore drilling, infrastructure, interstates, logging, pipelines, polluting industrial plants, and more for the past 50 years. Those community voices often provide better solutions and improve the outcome of big projects that affect everything from their landscapes to their livelihoods.
“Because the Trump administration’s proposed changes to NEPA would drastically weaken it, exempting large categories of projects from review and greatly limiting public input, we need you to raise your voice for the right to raise your voice.”
—Senior Attorney Kym Hunter
NEPA is also often the only thing allowing disadvantaged communities to protect themselves from ill-conceived or destructive projects by leveling the playing field for lower-income and more affluent communities and giving everyone a voice. For this reason, it’s a safeguard in the fight against many environmental injustices.
And when significant projects are being planned in your neighborhood, NEPA is the reason for the community meetings that keep you and your neighbors informed, also allowing you to submit comments in lay terms without the expense of hiring consultants and experts to analyze those projects.
Says Senior Attorney Kym Hunter, “Because the Trump administration’s proposed changes to NEPA would drastically weaken it, exempting large categories of projects from review and greatly limiting public input, we need you to raise your voice for the right to raise your voice.”
For more reasons we need NEPA, and to take action today, visit our campaign page.