White House Finalizes NEPA Rule
President Donald Trump speaks on the “Rebuilding of America’s Infrastructure: Faster, Better, Stronger” in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 15, 2020. Credit: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images
President Trump earlier this month announced the final rule to comprehensively update and modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time in over 40 years.The often slow and cumbersome federal regulatory process is a major obstacle to realization of projects and actions that could enhance Western water supplies. NEPA implementation, in particular, can have a direct bearing on the success or failure of critical water supply enhancement projects.
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