In the news today…
- E&E Climatewire reports the Biden administration has said it is activating all the levers of government to advance environmental justice for people of color. However, one of President Joe Biden’s own policies for climate action might challenge his commitment to racial equity.
- E&E News PM reports more than two dozen red states today called on the Supreme Court to narrow the scope of the Clean Water Act in an ongoing, high-profile case that could reshape national environmental policy.
- Inside EPA reports property rights and other conservative groups are urging the Supreme Court to back Idaho landowners’ push to narrow the scope of Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation, raising a series of constitutional concerns that they say bar EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from seeking to define the law’s scope.
- Inside EPA reports the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued its final phase 1 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rule, restoring a series of rigorous review mandates that the Trump administration eliminated in its rewrite of the rule, while pushing back on expected criticisms that the measure will create confusion and delay critical projects.