Analysis

Biden's Green Overhaul Will Have To Clear Trump's Judiciary

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (March 18, 2021, 6:55 PM EDT) -- As the pieces start to fall into place for the Biden administration's plans to revamp the country's environmental regulations, its new leaders will be moving ahead with a cautious eye toward the more conservative judiciary formed in the last administration.

Former President Donald Trump made a huge impact on the federal courts during his term, picking three new U.S. Supreme Court justices and many more trial and appellate judges. With those new judges in mind, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of the Interior, the Council on Environmental Quality and others are likely to adopt a belt-and-suspenders approach to rulemaking...

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