We need your help! As you all are aware, CEQ has issued a proposal that will fundamentally undermine public input, environmental review, and government transparency under NEPA. The comment period ends next Tuesday, March 10th. The number and severity of the problems with CEQ’s proposal is astonishing. Over a dozen organizations weighed in on the attached comment letter and have put together nearly 100 pages of extensive comments covering nearly 80 problems with the proposal. We know that separate issue-specific letters have been circulating, but we do urge your organization to sign on to this letter as well. This is a follow up to the community ANPRM letter, which had over 350 organizations sign on. We would like to exceed that total and have a strong showing with this letter as well.
Please consider signing on to our community comment letter opposing the Trump administration’s proposal to gut NEPA. Among other things, the draft proposal would severely restrict and at times eliminate public input in federal decision-making, sideline environmental justice considerations in review, institutionalize climate denial, prevent consideration of any cumulative impacts, and allow corporate polluters to actually be in charge of environmental reviews.
Attached is the (almost) final version for those who wish to read the letter in its entirety – please note that we are still making a few final formatting edits, but will not be changing any positions taken in the letter. Also, note that there we are generally not accepting edits, but if there are any major problems, please let Stephen Schima (sschima@earthjustice) know. We will send around the final version to all signers next week. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Link to sign-on letter: http://bit.ly/2VYU6nF
Deadline for sign-on is MONDAY (3/9) at 5pm EST.
Interim Director, NEPA Campaign
The Partnership Project
1612 K St, NW
Washington, DC 20006 USA
C: (540) 312-3797
The Partnership Project, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit, is a collaborative effort of over 20 of the country’s most influential advocacy organizations, including Sierra Club, Earthjustice, League of Conservation Voters, and Natural Resources Defense Council.