Reuters: U.S. infrastructure deal threatens to undercut key environmental law

October 6, 2021

Environmental Justice, News

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As House Democrats push the $1.2 infrastructure bill towards passage, environmental advocates advise that language designed to speed up decision-making may actually undermine the legislature needed to address climate change.
From Reuters:
The bill restores elements of an order Trump enacted – and which Biden moved to rescind right after taking office – that sought to consolidate the federal environmental review process.
NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice, Anthony Rogers-Wright, noted that this change “makes it very, very hard to get (an) injunction on projects before they begin, if they’re going to be harmful.”
Read the full analysis on Reuters.

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