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Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases New Guidance to Disclose Climate Impacts in Environmental Reviews

Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change was released by the Biden-Harris Administration to help Federal agencies better assess and disclose climate impacts as they conduct environmental reviews, which will deliver more certainty and efficiency in the permitting process for clean energy and other infrastructure projects.

According to the White House, as Federal agencies review and build new infrastructure and clean energy projects, including those funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, the updated guidance will improve sustainability while keeping environmental reviews focused and efficient. The guidance – which CEQ is issuing as interim guidance and is available for public comment – provides more clarity and predictability for conducting reviews, including highlighting existing tools and best practices.

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