For the past year and a half, it has been COVID-19 all the time. Although the state was preoccupied with the pandemic and the recovery, environmental law and policy developments continued apace. This article identifies and discusses 10 significant issues for environmental practitioners.
10. Resetting the State/Federal Relationship.
The Murphy and Trump administrations had a particularly contentious relationship when it came to environmental protection. Their differences were underscored by numerous lawsuits that the state brought or joined challenging efforts to ignore or dismantle federal environmental protection programs and initiatives.