CEQ issues draft guidance for considering GHGs under NEPA

Oil & Gas Journal: The White House Council on Environmental Quality proposed guidance for considering greenhouse gas impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act on June 21. It would replace guidance that became final on Aug. 1, 2016, that was withdrawn on Apr. 5, 2017, in response to a Mar. 28, 2017, executive order promoting energy independence and economic growth. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following the proposed guidance’s scheduled publication in the June 24 Federal Register.

Officials at the American Petroleum Institute, Natural Gas Supply Association, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, and American Gas Association each welcomed CEQ’s action.

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