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“The Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s Parting Gifts”

“Three rules set to finalize before Joe Biden’s inauguration could create a headache for his administration.”

“The fastest way for President-elect Joe Biden to begin cutting planet-heating emissions will likely be through regulation, as Republicans look poised to keep control of the Senate, dimming hopes of Congress passing sweeping climate legislation.

But three rules the Environmental Protection Agency is on course to finalize before the Jan. 20 inauguration could slow the incoming Biden administration’s efforts with procedural snags and by providing legal avenues for companies to challenge new limits on pollution.

By December, the agency plans to complete its so-called “science transparency” rule prohibiting EPA regulators from citing the vast body of public health research that relies on anonymous patients’ medical data.”

Alexander C. Kaufman reports for HuffPost November 13, 2020.