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NEPA, The “Magna Carta” Of Federal Environmental Laws, May Be About To Improve

The National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, is often called the “Magna Carta” of environmental laws. For many communities, the NEPA process is a vital — sometimes the sole — tool they have to try to ensure their voices are heard and that environmental justice considerations are part of federal … [continued]

New UCS Survey Asks Federal Scientists: How Are You Faring In The Biden Administration?

Starting next week, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) will distribute an online survey to tens of thousands of federal scientists across seven agencies. The purpose of this survey is to assess the state of science in federal agencies, and how the many issues we’re asking about affect the ability of science-based agencies to … [continued]

Why “Infrastructure” Includes The Ground Beneath Our Feet

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Karen Perry Stillerman, Senior Analyst, Food & Environment Long a joke in federal policy circles, Infrastructure Week is actually upon us. Since President Biden revealed his infrastructure plan (aka the American Jobs Plan) earlier this spring, we’ve heard a lot of opinions about what is, and isn’t, infrastructure. Now I’ll add … [continued]