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Trump Executive Order Waives Environmental Review for Infrastructure Projects

HeadlineJun 05, 2020

President Trump has taken new steps to gut the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Citing the economic crisis caused by the COVID outbreak, Trump has signed an executive order to remove the environmental review process for major projects, including new mines, highways and pipelines.

Meanwhile, a federal appeals court in San Francisco has overturned the EPA’s approval of a popular herbicide made by Monsanto. The court found the EPA had substantially understated the risk caused by the product. 

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