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.
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 »