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Loose Change: Trump infrastructure plan seeks shorter permitting

February 12, 2018
The White House has just released its proposal for a major legislative package to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, though some observers fear that the Trump administration's plan largely ignores the risks posed to any new projects from climate change-related damages such as sea level rise, increased flooding or more extreme heat. In addition, the administration is seeking to significantly streamline permitting for new projects, a move that critics say would curtail environmental protections under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)...


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