Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2021, 9:30 PMUpdated: March 17, 2021, 10:12 PM

Biden Officials Rethinking Trump Environmental Review Rule (1)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

The Biden administration has identified “numerous concerns” with a Trump-era environmental review regulation and wants a federal court to remand the rule rather than carry on with litigation.

Government lawyers laid out their position Wednesday in a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, marking the Biden administration’s first public effort to backtrack from the divisive rule finalized last year by the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality.

“CEQ has identified numerous concerns with the 2020 Rule, many of which have been raised by Plaintiffs in this case, and has already begun reconsidering the Rule,” ...

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