DOJ’s Clark Says NEPA Rule Overhaul Will Erase Some Court Precedents

July 24, 2020
The top environment official at the Department of Justice (DOJ) says the White House’s newly finalized overhaul of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing rules could nullify multiple longstanding court precedents to the extent those cases were decided based on the prior rule issued in the 1970s, rather than the NEPA statute. In an exclusive July 21 interview with Inside EPA, Jeffrey Clark, who heads DOJ’s Environment & Natural Resources Division (ENRD) and leads the federal government’s NEPA legal...

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