"Will EPA Use Special Power To Prod Trump Holdovers On Climate?"

"EPA has a rarely used power to prod other agencies to act if it determines that their actions don’t adequately protect the environment.

It’s usually not needed, according to experts, because executive branch agencies tend to be on the same page about environmental protections. But environmental groups and government watchdog organizations are now urging EPA to use that power to challenge recent moves made by independent agencies still stocked with Trump appointees.

On Friday, a coalition of groups sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, asking him to use his authority to refer “environmentally destructive federal projects” to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the White House shop tasked with refereeing environmental disputes among agencies. The Revolving Door Project, a watchdog group, organized the letter."

Robin Bravender reports for E&E News June 21, 2022.

Source: E&E News, 06/22/2022