Bloomberg Law
July 7, 2020, 7:58 PMUpdated: July 10, 2020, 4:37 PM

White House Mum on Land Projects Expedited for Virus (Corrected)

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

Public lands infrastructure projects being fast-tracked as a Covid-19 pandemic response under a June 4 executive order will be kept from public view, the White House said Tuesday.

Environmental attorneys and other legal practitioners say the White House’s shroud over the expedited projects suggests that the administration’s efforts to use the economic fallout from Covid-19 to circumvent environmental regulations may not be legal.

“I think not making the list public suggests that they may actually recognize the huge legal risks they are assuming in ignoring long-standing environmental review requirements without adequate justification, and that they are apparently just hoping that ...

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