Category: NEPA

Senate Votes to Reverse Biden Administration’s Environmental Rules

The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution seeking to undo environmental rules implemented by the Biden administration earlier this year, voting for it by a narrow margin. Last month, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) introduced the S.J. Res 55 resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify the Biden administration’s changes to the National Environmental…


Red Tape Stokes Devastating Wildfires: Report

A new report vividly illustrates how bureaucracy and litigation slow down prescribed burns and mechanical treatments of wildfire-prone lands by the U.S. Forest Service, with one fire management category taking an average of more than seven years to actually start following project initiation. Recent years have seen some of the biggest wildfires in the documented…


Biden Admin Renews Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump

The White House announced this week it’s restoring environmental regulations scaled back during the Trump administration. In 2020, then-President Donald Trump moved to roll back provisions in the Nixon-era National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in an effort to cut red tape and make it easier to complete infrastructure projects. “The United States can’t compete and…


$9.5 Billion in Hydrogen Spending Through Infrastructure Bill Detailed by Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DoE) has released more details in formal requests for information (RFI) on two major hydrogen energy initiatives funded through last year’s infrastructure bill. The first release concerns an $8 billion program to finance at least four regional hydrogen energy hubs across the United States. The second release concerns both a $1…