Trump Muzzles Americans with NEPA Change

Trump Muzzles Americans with NEPA Change

WASHINGTON (July 15, 2020) – The Trump administration is set to announce new regulations today under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that are expected to drastically limit the ability of citizens and communities to learn about and give input on major infrastructure projects that could threaten public health and the environment.

Kevin S. Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund, issued the following statement:

“We know President Trump is beholden to polluters, but now he also wants to muzzle everyone else. He wants to silence anyone who might object to pipelines or other projects that could wreck their communities or pollute their neighborhoods. This November, voters will have the chance to end Trump’s all-out assault on the environment and public health once and for all.”


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