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Forest Service Changes Proposed – Transylvania County, NC


August 8, 2019

The public comment period for the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the environmental law that requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making decisions, ends this Monday.

Some environmentalists believe the proposed changes in the 66-page document contain several loopholes that eliminate the government’s public accountability for projects happening on Forest Service land.

Proponents say the reform will help public land managers do a better job of completing much-needed projec...

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