Echo Chamber

A federal judge in New York dismissed the Natural Resources Defense Council’s challenge to the chartering of an Department of Interior advisory committee, the International Wildlife Council. The council no longer exists, so the environmental group lacks standing to sue over the council’s alleged failure to represent divergent viewpoints.

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Environmentalists Fight to Reinstate Mercury Rule

Hours after his inauguration, President Donald Trump issued a directive that led the Environmental Protection Agency to pull back new regulations aimed at limiting the discharge of toxic mercury. Now the Natural Resources Defense Council claims in a federal action that the maneuver should be vacated for violations of agency procedure.

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