Bloomberg Law
March 25, 2021, 8:46 AM

Biden’s Environmental Agenda in Bull’s-Eye for Red State AGs

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Environmental policy has emerged as a primary target for conservative attorneys general looking to keep the Biden agenda in check, the latest battleground in a long-running conflict over the scope of federal regulation.

Republican-led states have filed a half-dozen lawsuits against the administration so far, with the three biggest actions focused on the White House’s energy and climate policies.

Legal observers say the new administration isn’t likely to repeat the types of regulatory missteps that earned early legal rebukes for Trump-era policies. But Biden’s ambitious policy goals on climate change and environmental justice could nonetheless provide ample legal fodder for ...

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