Hearing on NEPA set for Denver as 50-year-old law guides environmental reivew of project in Vail Valley
The ill-conceived Berlaimont Estates project and its proposal to pave a 26-foot-wide road across 4.5 miles of Forest Service land and critical elk winter habitat, outside of Edwards is gaining statewide notoriety, as the Trump administration aggressively works to gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Last month, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced a rulemaking that would fundamentally alter the scope of NEPA by limiting requirements for environmental review and public participation. Projects like the proposed Berlaimont access road underscore the importance of preserving your voice in public lands decision-making under NEPA, as well as the thorough, science-driven analysis of impacts to local communities, wildlife, habitat and public resources currently required by the law. Denver Post Article highlighting our staff attorney Peter Hart and WW activist Tim Wolf.