WH Says Suit Over Enviro Reviews For Farm Loans Premature

Law360 (October 16, 2020, 2:45 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration asked a D.C. federal judge Thursday to throw out a challenge from animal protection advocates against an overhaul of environmental review regulations that reduce scrutiny of loan programs for large animal farms, saying the lawsuit is premature.

If the Animal Legal Defense Fund and other advocates want to challenge a particular future application of the White House Council on Environmental Quality's recent revamp of National Environmental Policy Act regulations, they are free to do so. But they can't push ahead with a broad challenge against the law when there is no specific example or harm at issue, according...

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