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Biden DOJ Says Trump ‘Lawfully’ Killed Solar-Tariff Loophole (1)

March 2, 2021, 4:56 PM

The climate-focused Biden Administration said former President Donald Trump “acted lawfully and fully within his authority” when he killed a tariff exemption for two-sided solar panels, marking a potential setback to clean-power developers.

The Justice Department on Monday asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to dismiss a lawsuit by parties including the Solar Energy Industries Association, which in December challenged Trump’s move to stiffen tariffs on imported solar equipment.

“The President followed the law and, thus, the Court should dismiss the complaint,” the government said in a filing.

The government’s motion comes as the White House aims to ...

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