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Senate Majority Offers Biden New Paths On Trump Environmental Rollbacks

“The incoming Senate Democratic majority opens new avenues for the incoming Biden administration to reverse a host of last-minute environmental rollbacks by President Trump.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies have finalized numerous rules in the last several months of Trump’s presidency, but Democrats can now consider going the legislative route to essentially rollback the rollbacks, sidestepping the lengthier rulemaking process.

Even the slim majorities in both chambers gives Democrats better prospects for accomplishing their goals by way of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which allows Congress to nix any regulations finalized in the previous 60 legislative days, stretching back to mid-August.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill January 18, 2021.