DOJ Faces Legal Hurdles After Rescinding Trump Environmental Policies

February 5, 2021
The Biden Department of Justice (DOJ) faces potential legal hurdles implementing its decision to immediately scrap a ban on supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) -- part of a memo immediately scrapping nine controversial Trump environmental litigation policies -- according to a former top Trump DOJ environment official and others who say the action could potentially face a lawsuit and should require a formal rulemaking to take effect. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jean Williams, announced Feb. 4 that the department is terminating...

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