Attorney General James Sues Trump Administration Over Rule Curtailing Environmental Review of Federal Actions

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 16:10

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general and jurisdictions in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful final rule curtailing requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that federal agencies review and assess the impact of their actions on the environment. The final rule also limits public participation in the review process, robbing vulnerable communities of the opportunity to make their voices heard on actions that are likely to have adverse environmental and health impacts. In the lawsuit, the coalition argues that the final rule abandons informed decision making, public participation, and environmental and public health protections in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and NEPA.

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