Bloomberg Law
March 9, 2020, 8:48 PM

Group Loses Bid to Halt Updated Environmental Review Rules

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

The Trump administration can move forward on its own timeline with proposed changes to federal regulations for environmental reviews, after a court on Monday rejected environmentalists’ effort to stall the plan.

A federal judge denied the Southern Environmental Law Center’s request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced the White House Council on Environmental Quality to extend the public comment period for proposed changes to National Environmental Policy Act regulations.

  • The center asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia to force the council to respond to pending Freedom of Information Act requests before closing the ...