How Environmental Law Is Shifting Under Trump's Judges

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (June 24, 2020, 12:29 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump's judicial picks, which reached their 200th confirmation Wednesday, are slowly but surely influencing environmental case law, and recent appellate rulings on a natural gas pipeline and a coal shipping ban may provide a glimpse at the judges' approaches going forward.

Trump has now been able to confirm two U.S. Supreme Court justices and 53 circuit court judges, and with Wednesday's confirmation of Judge Cory T. Wilson to the Fifth Circuit, there are no vacancies left in federal appeals courts. Along with nearly 150 federal district court confirmations, that is a significant accomplishment for the administration and its Republican...

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