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Group Loses Bid to Halt Updated Environmental Review Rules

March 9, 2020, 8:48 PM

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 ...