Judge Chides DOJ’s Clark For Downplaying Significance Of NEPA Rule

September 4, 2020
A federal district judge chided Justice Department (DOJ) environment chief Jeff Clark for downplaying the significance of the Trump administration’s overhaul of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), in a lawsuit where environmentalists are urging the judge to block the revisions from taking effect as scheduled for Sept. 14. During a Sept. 4 hearing before Judge James Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, DOJ’s Clark said the new rule -- the first substantive change to...

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