Environmental Deconfliction 2021: The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021

December 2021
ELR 11025
Rachel Jacobson, Matthew F. Ferraro, and Cary Glynn

As in prior years, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 contains a variety of provisions setting U.S. Department of Defense priorities for energy, environmental, and natural resource issues. These include measures that represent some degree of consensus on these often-politicized topics. In this Article, the fourth in an annual series, the authors canvass how the Act addresses a host of issues in the areas of climate resiliency, energy management, hazardous substances, and environmental and natural resource management, and its implications for practitioners in these areas.

Rachel Jacobson, former U.S. Department of Defense deputy general counsel for environment, energy, and installations, is Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Matthew F. Ferraro is Counsel at WilmerHale, and a visiting fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University. Cary Glynn is an Associate at WilmerHale.

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