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Trump Critics Vow Fight To Halt Pipeline Orders Seen Blunting CWA, NEPA

April 10, 2019
Critics of President Donald Trump's just-signed executive orders (EOs) to speed environmental reviews of pipelines and other energy projects are vowing to fight the directive in courts and Congress, saying the orders unlawfully blunt long-established requirements in the Clean Water Act (CWA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The first EO Trump signed April 10 in Crosby, TX, directs EPA to revise existing guidance on states’ CWA section 401 reviews of pipelines and other energy projects in order to respond...

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