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Transmission Line Vacatur Highlights Big Risks For Trump NEPA Strategy

June 06, 2019
An appellate court’s recent decision to preserve its vacatur of a permit for a major transmission line, and instead order a lower court to determine if it can remand the permit without vacating it, is highlighting risks for the Trump administration’s strategy of swiftly advancing major projects amid ongoing litigation over their environmental reviews. Regardless of what the courts ultimately decide, the decision is another example of the risks for under-construction infrastructure projects “posed by the regulatory ‘streamlining and ‘just...

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