Trump Order Waives Project Environment Rules to Push COVID-19 Recovery

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The Center for Biological Diversity said it has moved to file suit against the new directive.

June 15, 2020
Debra K. Rubin, Mary B. Powers & Jim Parsons - Engineering News-Record

Citing the "national emergency" spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic's economic hit, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that directs federal agencies to bypass environmental laws to expedite infrastructure projects, including those on federal lands, as a stimulus.

Reprinted courtesy of Engineering News-Record attorneys Debra K. Rubin, Mary B. Powers and Jim Parsons

Ms. Rubin may be contacted at rubind@enr.com

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