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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is about to become a rubber stamp for bad ideas. We’ve got one last chance.

The National Environmental Policy Act was signed into law on January 1, 1970. For 50 years, it has helped the government consider the environment in its decision-making. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about the law, how its implemented, and what it means for outdoor enthusiasts.

We’ve made it easy to send a letter to your representative to ask them to defend the National Environmental Policy Act. Fill out the form below.

Policy Director Hilary Eisen explains step-by-step how the Council for Environmental Quality is re-writing its regulations to the National Environmental Policy Act and reveals some of the tactics they’re using to limit public engagement on government decision-making.

Leaning on the executive branch’s Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ)—rather than going through Congress—the Trump administration has proposed sweeping new changes to weaken the nation’s bedrock environmental law for the benefit of polluters and corporations. We need your help to defend the National Environmental Policy Act.