When a government wants to build a toxic waste incinerator in your neighborhood, bulldoze homes to build smog-producing highways, or run pipelines through ancestral Native American lands, a federal law gives you the right to find out and fight back.
That law is the National Environmental Policy ACT (NEPA), and the fossil fuel industry cronies in the Trump administration just announced plans to gut NEPA’s protections. Earthjustice is taking a stand against changes that would radically undermine NEPA — and we need your help.
This bedrock environmental law requires the government to engage in a review process and search for any potential public health or environmental impacts before embarking on a project.
The law was built on decades of activism from people who wanted a say in decisions affecting their health, their lives, their communities, and their environment. By stacking the deck for corporate polluters and eviscerating public participation, this administration is trashing that legacy. Without this law, the government will have an easier time letting dirty industry tear down trees, put up refineries next to children’s schools, and take other actions that risk our health.
The National Environmental Policy Act is a tool to help uplift the people’s environmental voice. Don’t let this administration stifle it. Take action today.