Washington, D.C.; July 17, 2020: On Wednesday, July 15, the White House announced a rule change that modernizes and streamlines the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act. On Thursday, July 16, President Donald Trump hosted an event on the White House lawn with key stakeholders, including Pacific Legal Foundation, recapping the extensive reforms to the federal regulatory system of the last few years.

“Pacific Legal Foundation is encouraged by yet another significant reform in federal regulatory policy that is both long overdue and especially welcome as America emerges from an economic crisis and begins to rebuild,” said Legal Policy Director Daniel Dew. “This most recent deregulatory reform streamlines the burdensome federal environmental review process that undermined environmental and other values, establishing a more effective, timely, and sensible review process.”

Pacific Legal Foundation supported the NEPA reform as part of its fight on behalf of Americans who are subject to government’s abusive regulations and processes. In addition to litigation, PLF pushes for reform at the federal and state level to change the laws and rules that stifle individual and economic liberty.

“This is another important step in a steady walk towards a more just regulatory system,” Dew said. “We look forward to the full implementation of all these reforms, including steps the President recently ordered to effectuate the Regulatory Bill of Rights and further OMB and agency actions to repeal or withdraw unlawful guidance documents.”


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