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A harvester processes trees and stacks the logs during forest thinning projects that could be given the green light sooner under the proposed rule change. (Stock photo)

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Proposed changes to NEPA aim for more efficient environmental analysis

Under proposed new rules to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Forest Service is hoping to streamline its environmental analysis procedures in certain circumstances while still following the requirements laid out in the NEPA.