Trump Administration to waive rules, clearing the way for more polluting projects

WASHINGTON – Trump is expected to sign an executive order today waiving long-standing environmental protection mandates, allowing federal agencies to rush through approval for pipelines, mines, and other destructive, polluting projects.

Marcie Keever, legal director for Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response:

This is another blatant attack on one of our bedrock environmental laws. Trump’s ongoing giveaways to Big Oil, Big Mining, Big Ag and other extractive, toxic industries are a threat to everything we hold dear. The Trump Administration is using the cover of a health crisis to cater to corporate polluters’ desires instead of protecting Americans. We will continue to fight this Administration’s use of a pandemic to trash our communities and the environment.

Contact: Erin Jensen, (202) 222-0722, [email protected]

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