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American Bar Association Publishes Article “Much ado about CEQ” by Firm Attorney Carlos Romo about proposed NEPA streamlining regulations.

Denver, Colorado (Tuesday, 12 May 2020) – On May 1, 2020, the American Bar Association’s Journal for the Section on Environment Energy and Resources published firm attorney Carlos Romo’s article on White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) proposed regulations to streamline the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The article, entitled “Much ado about CEQ”, analyzes the actual impact the proposed regulations may have on the environment and projects subject to NEPA. As Romo notes, “It is undeniable that changes to the definition of ‘major federal action’ may limit which projects are subject to NEPA. However, some of the limitations are likely appropriate, such as minimizing reviews of certain projects that have a de minimis federal nexus or minimal federal funding.” Carlos further opines that “in the end, many of the proposed regulations seek only to codify existing precedent or are unlikely to change current, judicially created standards.”

A copy of the article can be found here.

Carlos Romo is an Energy and Natural Resources lawyer assisting clients tnavigate a variety of  complex regulatory requirements in permitting, transactional, and litigation matters.

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