Fears of Environmental Council’s Demise Seen as Misguided

Feb. 27, 2017, 11:33 PM

A Trump administration move to essentially evict a White House environment council from its headquarters last week stoked fears that no federal entity will be spared in the new president’s campaign to roll back environmental policies.

But those concerns appear to be overblown—at least for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, which has coordinated high-level environmental policies and regulations for more than 45 years.

For CEQ staff, there appeared little evidence a storm was brewing last week outside offices that are scattered across three historic townhomes along Lafayette Square in front of the White House, as movers emptied 722 ...

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