Statement from E2 Federal Advocacy Director Sandra Purohit

WASHINGTON (January 9, 2020) – E2 opposes President Trump’s dramatic proposed rollback of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) announced today that would enable agencies to ignore the climate change impacts of new projects funded or approved by the federal government.

The following is a statement from Sandra Purohit, federal advocacy director for the national, nonpartisan business group E2:

“E2 joins responsible business voices across the country in condemning the Administration’s reckless rollback today. Ignoring cumulative impacts of federal decisions, as this regulation proposes, means ignoring climate change impacts.

“We urge the administration to consider reports like our Clean Jobs America annual report that prove America can grow its economy while safeguarding the environment and to reconsider these extreme rollbacks that invite unwarranted confusion and controversy into government decision making and project approval.”

Additional Resources:

To speak with E2 staff and experts on the NEPA rule change, please contact Michael Timberlake at (202) 289-2407 or mtimberlake@e2.org.

###

Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.