​In July​ 2023, the White House Council on Environmental Quality proposed extensive changes to its National Environmental Policy Act regulations that provide direction to all federal agencies on how to conduct environmental reviews for a wide range of infrastructure projects and activities that require federal permits, right-of-way authorizations, and other approvals or utilize federal financial assistance. NRECA filed comments opposing CEQ’s NEPA Phase 2 proposed rule and urging CEQ to revise and reissue a proposal before proceeding.​​