White House Council on Environmental Quality

White House Council on Environmental Quality The Council on Environmental Quality The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives.
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CEQ was established within the Executive Office of the President by Congress as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and additional responsibilities were provided by the Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970.

Mission: Balancing Social, Economic, and Environmental Goals Through interagency working groups and coordination with other EOP components, CEQ works to advance the President’s agenda. It also balances competing positions, and encourages government-wide coordination, bringing federal agencies, state and local governments, and other stakeholders together on matters relating to the environment, natural resources and energy.

Operating as usual

Every Kid in a Park
12/16/2016
Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

Great news! Seven federal agencies signed an interagency commitment to continue the Every Kid in a Park initiative for the next five years. A huge thanks to the President, First Lady, and all of the agencies who have made this possible!

Read more in the White House celebratory blog: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/12/15/celebrating-every-kid-park or the Let's Move post: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2016/12/15/every-kid-park-program-will-reach-every-school-age-child-us-within-12-years

09/16/2016
The Obama White House

ICYMI: Yesterday, President Obama created the the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean! The new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument will protect fragile deep-sea ecosystems off the coast of New England. go.wh.gov/EYjFHZ

"If we’re going to leave our children with oceans like the ones that were left to us, we’re going to have to act." —President Obama speaking today after designating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the first ever in the Atlantic Ocean. Since taking office, President Obama has protected more land and water than any U.S. president in history: go.wh.gov/EYjFHZ

The Obama White House
08/30/2016

The Obama White House

“We are not building this country of ours for a day. It is to last through the ages.” —Teddy Roosevelt after visiting Yosemite National Park in 1903. This summer, President Obama made his own trip to Yosemite to celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service, and to speak about the importance of continuing to protect our natural heritage. Since taking office, President Obama has protected more land and water than any other President in history. #NPS100 #FindYourPark

Today, President Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the wor...
08/26/2016
President Obama Designates the World's Largest Marine Protected Area

Today, President Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area!

Today’s expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument will permanently protect pristine coral reefs, marine habitats, and ecological resources.

08/25/2016
The Obama White House

Happy Birthday National Park Service! 🎂 Here's to the next 100! #NPS100 #FindYourPark

Happy birthday, National Park Service! Our national parks belong to us all—here's to their next 100 years. #NPS100 #FindYourPark

08/24/2016
The Obama White House

Check out our newest National Monument: Katahdin Woods and Waters in Maine: go.wh.gov/moysMZ #FindYourPark #NPS100

Today, President Obama designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine to honor 100 years of the National Park Service. To date, the President has protected more land and water than any other president in history—commitments that will protect our land, water and wildlife for future generations: http://go.wh.gov/moysMZ #FindYourPark

08/20/2016
The Obama White House

The Obama White House

"No camera—especially one with me behind it—can fully capture the beauty and majesty of America’s national parks. From Glacier and Denali to Gettysburg and Seneca Falls, our more than 400 parks and other sites capture our history and our sense of wonder. As FDR once said: 'There is nothing so American as our national parks… the fundamental idea behind the parks…is that the country belongs to the people.'" —President Obama on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service: http://go.wh.gov/4ETx12 #FindYourPark

07/22/2016
Ida Went Solar (You Can, Too)

ICYMI: Check out how we're making it easier for American homeowners to choose cleaner sources of energy. #ActOnClimate go.wh.gov/N49RyD

Ida lives in Baltimore with her family. There was a time when she had to choose between buying groceries and paying her electrical bill. But a couple weeks ago, a team of people installed brand new solar panels on her roof—panels that cost next-to-noth... - Follow @WhiteHouse for the latest from Pre...

06/25/2016
Weekly Address: Stonewall National Monument

"Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights." Watch President Obama name our newest national monument. #FindYourPark

In this week's address, President Obama announces why he's designating the Stonewall National Monument to honor the broad movement for LGBT equality. - Follow @WhiteHouse for the latest from President Obama and his administration.

06/24/2016
The Obama White House

"Our national parks should reflect the full story of our country." #FindYourPark

“This week I’m designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s National Park System. Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights. I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country, the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us. That we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one.” —President Obama on making an iconic location for LGBT rights, Stonewall, an official part of our national story: http://go.wh.gov/zu5j22

06/24/2016
Announcing the Stonewall National Monument

Big News: President Obama just designated our first national monument honoring LGBT rights. #FindYourPark

"I’m designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s national parks system. Stonewall will be our first national monument to ...

President Obama and the First Family are celebrating 100 years of our national parks this weekend! Follow along and shar...
06/18/2016
Join the First Family on a Summer Trip to the Great American Outdoors!

President Obama and the First Family are celebrating 100 years of our national parks this weekend! Follow along and share your favorite park using the hashtag #FindYourPark!

In celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of our National Parks, the First Family will spend this weekend traversing New Mexico’s…

06/09/2016
The Obama White House

The Obama White House

“I want to make sure that the whole world is able to pass on to future generations the God-given beauty of this planet." —President Obama

The First Family is taking a summer trip to take in the great American outdoors! Next week, they’ll head to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Yosemite National Park to see the national heritage we’re working to preserve. Check out this highlight reel of POTUS in the wild—behind the scenes footage from past trips, from striking panorama to GoPro selfies—to get a flavor of what you can expect next week.

Interested in interning at CEQ this Fall? Applications are due June 13! Apply here → http://1.usa.gov/1duOCrh
05/31/2016
CEQ Internship Program

Interested in interning at CEQ this Fall? Applications are due June 13! Apply here → http://1.usa.gov/1duOCrh

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. Christy Goldfuss leads CEQ and assists and advises the President in developing environmenta...

ICYMI: Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a new comprehensive implementation plan and road...
05/13/2016
Building Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry

ICYMI: Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a new comprehensive implementation plan and roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions working with farmers, ranchers, forest landowners and other partners. #USDAResults #ActonClimate

We’re building on our progress for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production and the land sector.

Our federal sustainability team was in California learning about solar powered airplanes! Solar Impulse & NASA - Nationa...
04/28/2016
Solar Impulse To Fly Across America | Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute

Our federal sustainability team was in California learning about solar powered airplanes! Solar Impulse & NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration are partnering to demonstrate that sustainable technologies can take you across America → http://sservi.nasa.gov/articles/solar-impulse-to-fly-across-america/

Solar Impulse To Fly Across America Solar Impulse. Credit: Jen Baer/NLSI Staff Solar Impulse is the size of a Boeing 747, weighs as much as a small to mid-size car, and generates just enough electricity to power a scooter. Professional airplane builders said it wasn’t possible, but as Bertrand Picca…

Big News: We just announced commitments to get nearly half a million kids outside. Check out everykidinapark.org to help...
04/21/2016
FACT SHEET: On Every Kid In a Park Day of Action, White House Announces Commitments to Getting...

Big News: We just announced commitments to get nearly half a million kids outside. Check out everykidinapark.org to help us get #EveryKidinAPark! #FindYourPark

Today, the White House is announcing that more than two dozen foundations, companies and nonprofit organizations have signed on to the President’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, committing to funding trips to America’s national parks and other public lands and waters for nearly half a million 4th g…

Help us identify champions who are helping vulnerable communities across the country #ActOnClimate & build resilience. N...
04/20/2016
Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Climate Equity

Help us identify champions who are helping vulnerable communities across the country #ActOnClimate & build resilience. Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Climate Equity today!

Help us identify Champions who are enabling low-income and underserved communities to prepare for, adapt to, and thrive in the face of climate change.

Happy National Park Week! #FindYourPark
04/18/2016

Happy National Park Week! #FindYourPark

Happy National Park Week! This week, national parks are free across the country. Which park are you heading to? http://1.usa.gov/1MNao4o #FindYourPark (📷: David Long)

Today is the first day of National Park Week! Fees are waived for all national parks from April 16-24. http://1.usa.gov/...
04/16/2016

Today is the first day of National Park Week! Fees are waived for all national parks from April 16-24. http://1.usa.gov/1MNao4o #FindYourPark

ICYMI: Here's the brand new sign at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument in Washington DC! Get an inside ...
04/14/2016

ICYMI: Here's the brand new sign at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument in Washington DC! Get an inside look at the new monument honoring women's equality→ bit.ly/1Q4WZEU

04/13/2016
The Obama White House

The Obama White House

"That’s the thing about America—we are never finished. We are a constant work in progress." —President Obama designating the new Belmont-Paul Women's Equality Monument on #EqualPayDay: go.wh.gov/Belmont-Paul

Big News: President Obama just created a new national monument to honor the fight for women’s political, social & econom...
04/12/2016
FACT SHEET: On Equal Pay Day, President Obama to Designate National Monument Honoring Women’s...

Big News: President Obama just created a new national monument to honor the fight for women’s political, social & economic equality. #EqualPayDay #FindYourPark

Tomorrow, on Equal Pay Day, President Obama will designate a new national monument at a historic location in Washington, D.C., to honor the movement for women’s equality. The new Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument will protect the iconic house that has served as the headquarters for the…

Yesterday, President Obama & Argentina's President Macri announced a joint agreement to #ActOnClimate & protect our plan...
03/24/2016
FACT SHEET: United States – Argentina Relationship

Yesterday, President Obama & Argentina's President Macri announced a joint agreement to #ActOnClimate & protect our planet for future generations →

President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, is in Argentina to meet with newly elected President Mauricio Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada. Together, the leaders explored opportunities to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Argentina and partner to address glo…

Big News: Today, President Obama designated 3 new National Monuments in the California desert, protecting nearly 1.8 mil...
02/12/2016
In Photos: President Obama Designates 3 National Monuments in California

Big News: Today, President Obama designated 3 new National Monuments in the California desert, protecting nearly 1.8 million acres of America’s public lands! #FindYourPark 🌵

Take a look at the three new national monuments the President is designating in the California desert.

Once again, reminded of the need to #ActonClimate.
01/20/2016
NOAA Climate.Gov

Once again, reminded of the need to #ActonClimate.

JUST IN: 2015 set a new global temperature record, moving ahead of the record set just last year by 0.29°F—the largest margin by which one year has ever beaten another since official records began in 1880. Learn why it's no surprise (+ see/download our animated GIF!) bit.ly/2015globalrecord

Interested in interning at CEQ this Summer? Applications are due Feb. 1! Apply here → http://1.usa.gov/1duOCrh
01/19/2016
CEQ Internship Program

Interested in interning at CEQ this Summer? Applications are due Feb. 1! Apply here → http://1.usa.gov/1duOCrh

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. Christy Goldfuss leads CEQ and assists and advises the President in developing environmenta…

Earlier this week, we welcomed the first-ever group of Resilience AmeriCorps members to the White House as they began th...
01/14/2016
Building Climate Resilience Across the Nation

Earlier this week, we welcomed the first-ever group of Resilience AmeriCorps members to the White House as they began their on-the-ground work in communities across the country to help develop and implement local climate resilience plans! #ActonClimate

The first ever group of Resilience AmeriCorps members began training & 10 additional communities were invited to participate in Climate Action Champion activities.

Go inside President Obama's past State of the Union addresses with annotated insights from his senior advisors → http://...
01/11/2016
2016 State of the Union

Go inside President Obama's past State of the Union addresses with annotated insights from his senior advisors → http://go.wh.gov/GeniusSOTU

Your Memo to the President: Received. We asked and you answered. The memo you wrote has been submitted, and President Obama wrote you a note in response. SHARE CLOSE

12/23/2015
The Obama White House

Watch the world come together to #ActOnClimate and protect the one planet we've got →

"I imagine taking my grandkids, if I’m lucky enough to have some, to the park, and holding their hands, and hearing their laughter, and watching a quiet sunset, all the while knowing that our work today prevented an alternate future that could have been grim; that it gave future generations cleaner air, and cleaner water, and a sustainable planet. What could be more important than that?" —President Obama: http://go.wh.gov/w8p8mS #ParisAgreement #ActOnClimate

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The President's Advisor The Council's Acting Chair, Mike Boots, serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the President. Acting Chair Boots assists and advises the President in developing environmental policies and initiatives. CEQ also oversees the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive. The role of the Federal Environmental Executive is to promote sustainable environmental stewardship throughout the Federal government.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(202) 331-5790

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Bridge the gap. Don't burn the bridge. Break the walls. Design build and construct new communities around the borderline. Population is fast growing and they are seeking for good opportunities. Corporatocracy is the next ideal Gov't when people get feed up of choosing the wrong and foolish leader as Fooliticians hailed from Democratic Government.
What is your mailing address in Washington DC, i used the Jackson Place address, but it keeps coming back as RTS, address unknown. etc
Just an average American here begging that this body of government take swift and immediate action regarding our water crisis here in FL. The toxic green and blue algae from Lake Okechobee is creating an environmental disaster. I think our president will go down in the history books as perhaps one of the greatest,this will only further his legacy. Florida needs this administrations help. Thank You
President Trump, dump the CEQ.
RESCIND EXECUTIVE ORDER 13693 ASAP.
Please resend executive order 13693 immediately, or at the very least exempt the Department of Defense. Compliance with this executive order only waste of valuable time and resources from military activities, but does absolutely nothing to support the war-fighting effort. If anything trust military support planners to do the right thing when it comes to saving energy. In addition to resending is overly obtrusive executive order please terminate all of the stupid and redundant reporting requirements if not the entire federal government for the dod