Eve Levin // 8/20/17 //
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is implementing an anti-regulatory agenda with extraordinary secrecy (NYT).
The EPA has announced plans to revise Obama-era rules on automobile fuel economy (Ars Technica).
The Trump administration will likely use its broad power over public lands to facilitate commercial use of public land, but environmentalists have some tools to constrain the administration, writes Eric Biber at Legal Planet.
President Trump has issued a flood of executive orders, most of which are of limited impact, writes Dan Farber at LegalPlanet.
The EPA is likely to loosen Obama-era regulations on water pollution from coal power plants (The Hill).
The administration will also rescind an Obama-era executive order requiring that plans for federally funded infrastructure projects take into account the potential impact of climate change (NYT, The Hill).
Plans to review marine sanctuary designations may have an effect on rare species of fish, write Claire O’Neill and Matt Ruby at the New York Times.
Lawyers have several means by which they can help protect the environment during the Trump era, writes Michael B. Gerrard at Climate Law Blog.
President Trump’s recent executive order on infrastructure includes promising initiatives to improve the permitting process, argues Cass Sunstein in Bloomberg View.