Project Reviews May Include Environmental Justice, CEQ Head Says

May 19, 2021, 9:40 PM

A potential Biden administration rewrite of Trump-era restrictions on project reviews could include new language on environmental justice, a White House official said Wednesday.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality is examining a 2020 rule issued under the National Environmental Policy Act that limits the scope of reviews for large projects such as highways and bridges.

“The idea that environmental justice might be more directly reflected in the regulations, if we choose to update regulations, would not be that surprising,” Brenda Mallory, the council’s chair, said at a conference.

CEQ is currently looking at historical best practices across the ...

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