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Real Property & Development Review

Climate Change to Receive More Attention under NEPA

Posted in Environmental

Authored by:  Craig Gannett, Kerry Shea, Richard M. Glick and Lauren Giles

Climate change will receive more attention in the analysis of environmental impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), according to a Draft Guidance issued on Feb. 18 by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Charged with advising federal agencies on the implementation of NEPA, CEQ proposes that the environmental analysis of major projects consider the effect on climate change of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that would be emitted by the proposed project, as well as the potential impact of climate change on the project itself.

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