Trump Relying on Courts to Halt Obama EPA Rules, Lawyers Say

June 21, 2017, 11:01 AM

The Trump administration is placing a greater reliance on courts to block environmental regulations than any of its predecessors, according to lawyers interviewed by Bloomberg BNA.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department have turned to the courts to endorse their actions to prevent the regulations from taking effect and freeze legal challenges. The Trump administration has used the strategy to halt several Obama-era regulations, including limits on toxic pollution from power plants, methane emissions standards for oil and gas wells, and requirements that chemical companies update their risk management programs.

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