21 states sue White House over rollback of bedrock environmental law

A coalition of 21 states sued the Trump administration Friday for rolling back what they say is a “rule that is, at its heart, the gutting” of America’s bedrock environmental law.

The White House in July finalized a rollback of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which for 50 years has required the government to weigh environmental and community concerns before approving pipelines, highways, drilling permits, new factories or any major action on federal lands...

...The suit was filed by California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin...

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Ken Notes: I will say it now prior to the election. We will see a huge swing in environmental policy if we have a change in the legislative balance. What we should have is a nonpartisan policy for energy independence and environmental policy. I am a dreamer, but I watch this from a different perspective than most. We could tie our bedrock policy to increases in solar and wind and balance the equation.

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