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Thompson: Biden NEPA Revision Harms Farmers, Forest Health

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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."