Posts marked "NEPA"

Last month, the White House released its “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” (the “Infrastructure Plan” or “Plan”), which contains a wide range of proposals for facilitating the construction of infrastructure projects. In addition to financial incentives and investment programs, the Infrastructure Plan proposes a series of changes in federal permitting and environmental review … Read Post


On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order, titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” that is designed to roll back several of President Barack Obama’s efforts to address climate change.  While some of the Executive Order’s provisions are self-executing, many will require lengthy administrative procedures to become effective and certainly will face … Read Post


On June 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) announced the proposed commercial lease sale for 81,130 acres offshore of Long Island for offshore wind development. The Proposed Sale Notice (“PSN”) was published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2016, triggering a 60-day public comment period that … Read Post


On May 28, 2014, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) published two related notices signaling its intent to move forward with offshore wind development in New York: a call for information (“CFI”) from parties interested in obtaining a commercial lease for offshore wind development, and a notice of intent to prepare … Read Post


On March 6, the House of Representatives approved the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (“RAPID”) Act, a bill that would, for the first time, impose deadlines on environmental impact review under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). The bill includes a 4 ½ year deadline for the environmental review process, including an 18-month deadline for … Read Post