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Congress’ Overlooked Environmental Legislation

Law360 (June 11, 2018, 12:52 PM EDT) -- On May 24, 2018, the House passed — and now the Senate is considering — the most important piece of energy and environmental legislation it will consider all year. It isn’t a revision to the Endangered Species Act or the Clean Water Act: It is the defense authorization bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act.

The U.S. Department of Defense is a major environmental player and, unbeknownst to many, the defense authorization bills are significant pieces of environmental policymaking. Moreover, in terms of sheer dollars,...
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