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Trump’s Attacks on the Environment Aren’t Just Bad Policy, They’re Illegal

The Trump administration’s misguided attempt to weaken rules that protect our air, water and public lands is meeting stiff resistance in the courts—a powerful check on a president who tries to skirt the law at every turn.

Four times in recent weeks, federal courts have smacked down these reckless efforts to roll back environmental protections and rapped the administration for rushing to change policy without providing even the most basic legal reasoning. Those decisions echo what other judges have held: this Administration can’t short-circuit the regulatory process.

The above excerpt was originally published in RealClear Policy.