WASHINGTON, DC — House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) issued the following statement in reaction to the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Regulations Revisions final rule:

“In 2020, the prior Administration thoughtfully revised the NEPA process to streamline its requirements and prevent activist litigation from forcing commonsense projects into regulatory purgatory. Today’s action dismantles that much-needed clarity and further constrains responsible development of minerals and other crop nutrients that are vital to America’s ability to meet the food and fiber needs of the globe, especially at a time of great uncertainty. Further, this rule threatens the health and resiliency of our forests by imposing unnecessary red tape and delays on a range of critical restoration and land management activities. Unfortunately, this is yet another example of the Biden Administration kowtowing to far-left ideologies at the expense of protecting both our economy and the environment.”

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.