Bloomberg Law
Dec. 17, 2020, 8:47 PMUpdated: Dec. 17, 2020, 10:03 PM

Biden Pick to Bolster Legal Odds with Added Climate Review (1)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer
Reporter
Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee
Reporter

President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of environmental lawyer Brenda Mallory for a top spot in the new administration could help federal agencies improve their litigation record on climate change.

The presumptive nominee to lead the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality will be tasked with revamping Trump-era regulations and ensuring that federal agencies stay out of legal trouble by properly studying the full impacts of their decisions.

If confirmed by the Senate, Mallory will take the helm of CEQ at a time when judges have increasingly faulted federal officials under both the Obama and Trump administrations for failing to fully consider ...

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