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Environmentalists, Industry Attorneys Praise Garland Nomination For AG

January 8, 2021
Environmentalists and industry attorneys including former Department of Justice (DOJ) and EPA officials are praising President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to nominate federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland to be attorney general (AG), a role that could bolster Biden’s efforts to boost enforcement and tackle climate change and environmental justice. Garland is likely to “both energize and advance environmental goals of the Administration, including environmental justice, based on his track record in the Court of Appeals, where he usually ruled in...

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