Feb 13

Trump’s infrastructure plan aims to sweep away ‘inefficient’ environmental reviews

Trump’s plan would threaten endangered species or fragile habitats with limits for environmental reviews

The Trump administration is attempting to speed up or even sweep away various environmental reviews in its plan to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure and construct a wall along the border with Mexico.

The White House’s infrastructure plan targets what it calls “inefficiencies” in the approval of roads, bridges, airports and other projects. It proposes a 21-month limit for environmental reviews of projects that potentially threaten endangered species or fragile habitats, along with curbs on federal agencies’ ability to raise objections to new construction.

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US politics | The Guardian

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