Bloomberg Law
July 29, 2020, 1:22 PMUpdated: July 29, 2020, 4:15 PM

Groups Launch Legal Fight Against Environmental Review Rules (2)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Two coalitions of environmental groups took the first legal shots Wednesday at the Trump administration’s rewrite of federal environmental review regulations.

Wild Virginia, the Congaree Riverkeeper, and 15 other groups with roots in the Southeast sued the Council on Environmental Quality in federal court in Virginia for rewriting Nixon-era rules for how agencies conduct reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act.

A few hours later, a large coalition represented by Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center filed suit in California.

The Trump administration finalized the changes earlier this month, seeking to speed up the permitting process for ...

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