Federal Permitting Reform: Now or Never?

Is it Now or Never for NEPA Reform?

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Join us on Wednesday, October 18th, at 12:00 PM ET for a special lunch panel sponsored by the Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group and the Regulatory Transparency Project

Lunch will be served at 12:00 PM with a discussion to follow. 

Mayflower Hotel (Chinese Room)
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036 

The cost is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members. 

Register online now as space is limited. We will not be accepting walk ins or on-site registration for this event. 


Many agree the United States needs environmental permitting reform to support energy development, modernize dated infrastructure, and facilitate economic development. For example, Congress amended the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as part of the Federal Responsibility Act of 2023.  The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) followed shortly thereafter with its Phase II proposal for revising its NEPA regulations.  Join a panel of experts for a moderated lunch discussion on the state of permitting reform in the United States.  It will explore the current need, recent changes and proposals, and how they may impact future development and litigation.


  • Michael Catanzaro, Former Special Assistant, White House National Economic Council; President and Chief Policy Officer, CGCN
  • Hon. James Danly, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Hon. Mary Neumayr, Former Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality
  • Moderator: Jonathan Brightbill, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice; Partner, Chair, Environmental Litigation and Enforcement Practice, Winston & Strawn LLP


Please contact jack.capizzi@fed-soc.org if you are interested in reserving a group table.


As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.