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Administration Pursues Narrow NEPA GHG Reviews In Fossil Leasing Suits

October 4, 2019
The Trump administration is continuing to pursue its narrow approach to considering climate change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews, defending the strategy in courts even as it has been ordered to consider broader, cumulative climate effects of its fossil fuel lease approvals. Environmental groups in a slew of related cases are seeking to force agencies to broaden how they assess greenhouse gas emissions that result from such leasing and include mandatory mitigation, such as requiring coal mine methane...

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