Magazine October 15, 2018, Issue

Hostile Environment

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Trump’s EPA is having a hard time in federal court

August was the cruelest month for the Environmental Pro­tection Agency (EPA). In a ten-day span, three separate courts rejected Trump-administration deregulatory initiatives, in four separate cases. Though significant, these decisions were hardly unusual. Since early 2017, the Trump EPA has been compiling an unenviable record in federal court, and there is little reason to expect the pattern will change anytime soon. This poor record casts a long shadow on Trump’s efforts to undo the Obama administration’s environmental legacy.

On August 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected a March 2017 decision to allow the continued use of

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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A reader sympathizes with Rael Jean Isaac’s frustration in reporting on Frank Fuster’s plight (“The Last Victim,” September 10).

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