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Wyoming officials slam proposed changes to NEPA

Governor criticizes emphasis on climate change, failure to reduce burden of process

Top Wyoming officials have called the proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) burdensome and unreasonable in a batch of comment letters sent last week to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

Governor Mark Gordon stated in his comment letter that any revisions to the NEPA regulations should, “Emphasize the important roles of state, county, city, local agency and rural government expertise as vital, contributing partners.”

NEPA is familiar to this community as the process of analyzing the environmental impact of a proposed project that will take place...

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