Ag groups critical of Biden’s environmental policy

Agricultural organizations are critical of the Biden administration’s direction on environmental policy.

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says the final phase 1 revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA are disappointing and a move backward.  He says AFBF is disappointed the administration is reversing common-sense reforms and returning to a slow and cumbersome review process that will make dealing with supply chain and drought issues worse, including slowing down the President’s infrastructure priorities.

Kaitlynn Glover with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council says Livestock producers and land managers need regulatory certainty and consistency.   She says by returning to a pre-2020 standard, this rule returns environmental analysis to a failed model that will stall important environmental projects, delay critical infrastructure improvements, and impede progress made as part of ongoing NEPA processes.

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