"White House Directs Federal Agencies To Consider Climate Change"

"U.S. federal agencies should disclose whether their actions and decisions will have an impact on climate change, the White House announced on Tuesday.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) finalized an update after nearly six years of consultations of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a Nixon-era statute that called on officials to weigh the environmental effects of projects such as highways, dams or oil drilling.

The update takes NEPA a step further by requiring agencies such as the Interior Department to the Army Corps of Engineers to quantify greenhouse gas emissions in NEPA project reviews and to describe the potential climate change impacts."

Valerie Volcovici reports for Reuters August 2, 2016.


"Fact Sheet: White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Final Guidance on Considering Climate Change in Environmental Reviews" (White House)

"From Now On, Every Government Agency Will Have To Consider Climate Change" (Washington Post)

"Government Agencies Must Consider The Climate, White House Says" (Climate Progress)

Source: Reuters, 08/03/2016