New report from House Republicans targets cornerstone environmental law House Republicans have issued a 30-page report that proposes fixes for the National Environmental Policy Act -- a law greens say isn't broken. Since 1970, NEPA has required that activities on federal lands that may have environmental impact (think road building and flood control) be subject to environmental assessments, and that citizens be allowed to challenge the findings. Rep. Cathy McMorris (R-Wash.), who chaired a 20-member NEPA task force, voiced the common litany of complaints levied by NEPA opponents, saying that it's caused "delays, excessive paperwork, and lawsuits." Environmentalists point out …
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