Press Release | April 30, 2024

NEPA rule provides clear roadmap to address environmental injustices, climate change   

WASHINGTON — Today the Council on Environmental Quality clarified state and federal agencies’ responsibility to address climate change and environmental justice under the National Environmental Policy Act, elevating community input on these critical issues.   

The final rule will make environmental review of projects more efficient, productive, and inclusive while verifying that the transition to clean energy is grounded in thoughtful and informed decisions and amplifying feedback from communities who will be most impacted. 

In response, Nat Mund, Director of Federal Affairs for the Southern Environmental Law Center, released the following statement:   

“The final rule serves as a roadmap for agencies to make better-informed decisions, ending the confusion and instability created by the Trump administration’s rollbacks. By combining tried-and-true processes with new clarity about climate and environmental justice issues, this rule ensures agencies have the information they need to move forward with effective, responsible, and equitable clean energy investments that will benefit our communities for generations to come.” 

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