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Trump’s Infrastructure Approval Overhaul Seen Helping Polluters

July 15, 2020, 8:48 PM

President Donald Trump said his administration is overhauling environmental reviews of infrastructure projects to clear the way for construction to be completed faster, a step environmentalists said will benefit polluters.

“We’re reclaiming America’s proud heritage as a nation of builders and a nation that can get things done,” Trump said Wednesday at a United Parcel Service Inc. hub at Atlanta’s airport.

“For decades, the single biggest obstacle” has been “mountains and mountains of red tape,” he continued.

The administration issued a new rule governing how agencies consider the environmental implications of new oil wells, pipelines, highways, and other projects, ...

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