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NEPA "Neat": The Proposed Rule, Distilled [VIDEO]

The Administration has just issued a proposed rule that would amend the federal regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA applies to nearly every federal action of consequence, including federal projects, permits for private activity, grants, funding decisions, and rulemakings. NEPA requires a federal agency to assess alternatives to its action along with reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts. Because how that task is conducted has implications for the substance and timing of private activity, this is a significant rulemaking. It is also the first overarching review and proposed revision of the NEPA regulations since they were first promulgated in 1978. Christine Wyman and Ann Navaro will provide an overview of the proposed rule and how it differs from the current regulations.

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Ann Navaro, Bracelwell Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner

Ann Navaro advises on and litigates under the federal laws and policies governing natural resources and the environment. After more than 25 years as a top litigator and policy adviser to the federal government, Ann brings exceptional insight and acumen to clients seeking to build infrastructure, produce valuable natural resources, or improve government policies and programs affecting their businesses. She has held senior legal and policy positions at the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Department of the Interior, including most recently as Counselor to the...

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Christine Wyman, Bracewell Law Firm, Energy and Environment Law Attorney
Senior Counsel

Christine Wyman assists clients in developing policy strategies and implementing them through effective participation in the legislative and regulatory process.  Her work covers a broad range of issues, including energy, environmental, permitting, and pipeline safety.  Her experience includes advocating for energy, oil and gas, and industrial clients before Congress and a variety of federal agencies, including the White House, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Interior, and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

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