Administration Reviewing 50 Major Projects For Environmental Waivers

September 4, 2020
The Trump administration is reviewing dozens of major infrastructure projects as candidates for winning waivers from key environmental reviews, in response to a controversial executive order from President Donald Trump urging agencies to use their emergency powers to spur economic growth due to the coronavirus pandemic. A July 15 letter from the Interior Department to the White House National Economic Council identifies projects being vetted for waivers from reviews otherwise required under the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act,...

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