"Obama Overhauls Process for Offsetting Environmental Harm"

"President Obama [Tuesday] ordered five federal agencies to streamline regulations for offsetting environmental harm and to promote independent mitigation efforts.

The memorandum -- sent to the secretaries of Defense, Interior and Agriculture and the administrators of U.S. EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- establishes for the first time a "net benefit goal" for natural resource use.

At minimum, the memo calls for no net loss of land, water, wildlife and other ecological resources from federal actions or permitting."

Corbin Hiar reports for Greenwire November 3, 2015.

Source: Greenwire, 11/04/2015