Attorney General Bob Ferguson & Environmental Protection Chief Bill Sherman Presenting to the EWU Students

December 2, 2020 By Jenni Pfeifer-Probert

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Environmental Protection Chief Bill Sherman will be joining in a virtual discussion with EWU students on Tuesday, December 8th from 12-1pm. They will be speaking to the litigation under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) against the Trump Administration.

The panelists will discuss the importance of NEPA and how it helps to protect our environment here in Washington State. AG Ferguson will discuss the rules the Trump Administration is proposing and how it will eliminate or reduce scrutiny for federal decisions and harm Washington. Participants will learn how the changes restrict NEPA’s application and scope and how the failure to conduct environmental review will affect our public health by the proposed regulatory changes. The presentation will include a Q&A session with the panelists.

This event is incorporated into the PLAN 431/571 Environmental Review and Environmental Impact Statements course, offered by Professor Margo Hill, who has opened up this unique opportunity to the EWU campus community. This is sure to be an insightful conversation for all of those interested in environmental planning and protection and those intrigued by the role our state plays in this regulation on a national stage.

If you are interested in this event, please connect via Zoom using this link.