DOJ Leaves Door Open For Congress To Allow SEPs But Backers Doubtful

March 18, 2020
The Justice Department’s (DOJ) top environment official, Jeff Clark, is leaving the door open for Congress to specifically authorize the use of popular supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) in enforcement settlements, after he banned their use earlier this month, though supporters of the projects doubt lawmakers will act soon. “I’m certainly not saying that there’s a limitation on Congress’ power to make delegations that would authorize SEPs. It’s just that they haven’t done it,” Clark said in a March 16 address...

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