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President Trump Guts Landmark Environmental Law to Speed Infrastructure Projects

HeadlineJul 16, 2020

President Trump on Wednesday unilaterally rolled back the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act, speeding up approval for federal projects like pipelines, highways and waste incinerators. Environmental groups immediately promised legal challenges. In a statement, Greenpeace USA said, “The Trump administration’s anti-environment agenda is a racist agenda. Dismantling NEPA is a blatant attempt to silence the working class communities of color who are resisting the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure into their communities.”

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