That Petition Again
Faithful readers will recall that I've petitioned the president to seek amendments to NEPA, or issue an executive order, requiring honest, objective impact assessment that respectfully involves and is responsive to the public, and that happens before decisions are made to promote projects, rather than afterwards (as seems to be current White House policy). We've still got under 400 signatures, and I'm currently scheduled to deliver the petition on March 1st. So if you agree that reform is needed in the way environmental impact assessment is done (including real consultation with tribes and other affected parties, and decent attention to the cultural environment) and you haven't signed yet, please go to http://signon.org/sign/president-obama-reform.fb1?r_by=2072799&source=s.fb and sign up -- and encourage others to do the same. The topic is sufficiently esoteric that I didn't expect the petition to go exactly viral, but it would be nice to have at least 500 signatures by the time I toss it over the White House Fence.