12 Feb '18, 5pm

Trump's Infrastructure Plan 'Steamrolls' Environmental Safeguards

President Donald Trump boasted "a big week for infrastructure " Monday as the White House announced its long-awaited $1.5 trillion plan to improve the nation's roads, buildings and power supplies. Infrastructure is usually a bipartisan, consensus issue, but environmental groups criticized the White House's initiative, as it involves a drastic rollback of federal environmental review to shorten the process of approving infrastructure projects. "President Trump's infrastructure proposal is a disaster," Shelley Poticha, the managing director of the Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council , said in a statement. "It fails to offer the investment needed to bring our country into the 21st century. Even worse, his plan includes an unacceptable corporate giveaway by truncating environmental reviews." Regulatory oversight for infrastruc...

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