Bloomberg Law
June 25, 2019, 10:31 AM

Congress’ Midyear Environment Grade: Middling, Observers Say

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

Six months into a new Congress that began with hopes of action on climate change, clean energy and the environment, advocates have gained some modest wins—but they acknowledge that lawmakers would be hard-pressed to score a passing grade.

Assessing any progress hinges on the fate of some key bills that have yet to be introduced—particularly in what may still emerge as a comprehensive energy package in the Senate, environmental and industry groups told Bloomberg Environment.

One early win was the rejection of President Donald Trump’s deep proposed cuts to environmental and clean energy funding, with passage of a ...

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