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Trump Infrastructure Proposal Would Require Air, Water Law Amendments

February 12, 2018
President Donald Trump's just-released infrastructure plan calling for streamlining of environmental reviews would significantly diminish EPA's role in the process but require several amendments to bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Clean Water Act (CWA), making their likelihood of succeeding slim. The proposal also largely ignores risks from climate change for any new project, such as sea-level rise, increased floods or extreme heat. Coupled with the proposed streamlining of more conventional environmental considerations in National Environmental...

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