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State Attorneys Want Biden to Further Undo Trump’s NEPA Rule

Nov. 23, 2021, 6:09 PM

The Biden administration’s proposal to bolster environmental permitting review is a good first step but doesn’t go far enough towards scrapping Trump-era rules, according to a coalition of Democratic attorneys general.

The changes included in President Joe Biden’s National Environmental Policy Act proposed rule fall short of undoing Trump-era regulations that undermined the environmental review process, the attorneys general said in their comment letter submitted Tuesday.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and New York Attorney General Letitia James led the coalition, asking for a “repeal each of the illegal provisions” they identified in a lawsuit ...

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