CFB Policy Watch: NEPA is Up for Revisions
Since NEPA, The National Environmental Policy Act, was signed into law in 1970 it has only been substantially updated once. This administration is in the process of updating it to be more expedient and applicable to modern day challenges. Here in Colorado, we face a growing population and unique environmental challenges. We need new and improved roads and bridges, more water infrastructure and cleaner and more efficient ways to generate and transmit energy. All of this falls under NEPA.
This new update will allow for easier access to the process and allow farmers and ranchers to accomplish necessary improvements and obtain permits to continue to best care for their businesses. The proposed rule seeks to reduce unnecessary paperwork and delays, and to promote better decision-making consistent with NEPA’s statutory requirements.