10/09/2020 - Joseph Goffman

Amy Coney Barrett on Court Seen Handcuffing Agencies’ Climate-Change Fight

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A Supreme Court that’s more skeptical of agency authority could look kindly on Trump administration rewrites of federal rules limiting the federal government’s reach when it comes to clean water oversight and required environmental analysis. With Barrett’s confirmation, the court is more likely to “embrace those more self-limited interpretations,” said Joe Goffman, executive director of Harvard Law School’s Enivronmental and Energy Law Program.

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