Increase the level of Categorical Exclusions to decrease the amount of documentation needed to do basic actions.
EXOP - Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental
NEPA has morphed into an expensive, time-consuming process. For instance, CEQ advises that an EA should be concise and about 10-15 pages. The Navy's EAs are 100-300 pages (before appendices), cost $100-350K, and consume 1200-2500 labor hours.
Use earth rammed constuction for all new federal, state and county buildings. They utilize clay soil, significantly reduce heating and cooling and last for decades.
Our government stresses the importance of recycling yet the only thing that our VA hospital recycles are batteries, and paper. What about the numerous other items used on a daily basis; What about our bottles, cans, and plastics? I feel that to resolve this problem would be simple by just some planning and collaborative work with the township. Because I feel so strongly about this, I even submitted my research to my ...more »
Today, there are millions of uses for Hemp. Legalizing the harvesting of the plant, EVEN FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME would greatly help our economy get OUT OF DEBT. We could use it for---Fabrics,Biodegradable industrial products,Biomass fuels, Replacement for wood products, paper,Body Care Products, pet food, detergents, art supplies, food products... and many more. If we also harvested hemp for fuel instead of corn, ...more »
Rather than storing old electronic devices the government should find a way to recycle e-waste and store archived information digitally. This would save costs that are now devoted to providing the infrastructure, capital, energy, labor and shipping costs associated with storing outdated electronics. Technological advancements have been expanding rapidly and as future innovations are brought online having a sustainable ...more »