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Top Federal Environment Lawyer Outlines Trump Priorities

May 18, 2017, 9:01 PM

A priority in Justice Department environmental work is looking at what cases should be reviewed for possible changes in line with Trump administration policies, the top environmental attorney representing the federal government said at a law conference May 18.

The Environment and Natural Resources Division also is being kept busy hearing from private attorneys asking for reconsideration of many of the nearly 7,000 cases and matters pending before it, something that happens in every new administration, the division’s chief, Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood, said at an American Bar Association event in Washington.

“We spend a lot ...