Dems Say Climate Neglected In White House's GHG Plan

Law360 (August 27, 2019, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration's proposal to narrow how federal agencies consider the greenhouse gas impacts of infrastructure, energy and other projects drew scathing criticism from Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists who said the plan shortchanges the effects of climate change.

The objections — along with some supportive comments — were lobbed during a public comment period that ended Monday for the White House Council on Environmental Quality's draft guidance from June that says, among other things, federal agencies should only assess greenhouse gas emission effects in National Environmental Policy Act reviews "when a sufficiently close causal relationship exists between the proposed action and...

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